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North Adams Normal School 
The Foreword 
The Dedication 

The Faculty . 
Class of l!h>8 
Class Poem 
Class Baby 
Senior Banquet 
Address of Welcome 
Address to Juniors 
Ivy Chant 
Class History 
Class Prophecy 
(Mass Will 
Ivy Oration 
Ivy Poem 
Class of 1929 
Student Council 
Clubs 
Sports 

Senior Class Play 
Xormalogue Staff 
Normal Wit . 



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T last, after two of the happiest years of our 
lives, the time has come for us to bid fare- 
well to this our Normal School and to give 
ourselves to the tasks and mysteries of 
life. 

As each day becomes a yesterday, our thoughts will 
often drift back to our Alma Mater, and, pausing for 
a moment in the whirl of our careers, we shall live 
again, in memory, these happy days of school. 

That the recollection of these days may ever be 
with us, we publish this, our Normalogue, hoping that 
it may cheer us and all who may read it in the years 
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HO in the Senior Class has not been won by 
a smile which radiates a sunny disposition and 
cheerful personality? Can you not guess 
who owns these valuable qualities? Who 
but Miss Porter, our friend and class advisor? 

During these past two years — as a friend — she has 
always been willing to help one with suggestions 
which have proved the old adage: "A friend in need 
is a friend indeed." 

As teacher of hygiene and physical education, she 
has imparted to us much knowledge which will aid us 
in living a better and healthier life and which we shall 
carry on in the future in an endeavor to improve the 
lives of the future generation. Her fine example of 
sportsmanship will ever be a means of helping us to 
"Play the Game". 

As advisor. Miss Porter has always been ready to 
lend a helping hand to the class of 1928. Her un- 
limited supply of suggestions and her constant efforts 
will enable us to be more successful in the teaching 
field. 

Thus, in remembrance of her willing cooperation, 
her ever-ready assistance, her excellent example of 
impartiality and fairness and her sincere friendship, 
we, the Class of 1928, in an attempt to show our ap- 
preciation, dedicate this, our Normalogue, to our 
dear friend and teacher. Miss Alma Porter. 



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ROY LEON SMITH 

Principal and Teacher of Psychology 

Without Mr. Smith, the Normal could not be the same 
school it is today. Since we, the Seniors, have been under 
the guidance of our splendid principal for two years we 
have felt more than ever the true purpose behind our 
chosen profession. 

It is indeed hard, when we come to realize how much 
Mr. Smith has done for us, to express in mere words all 
that we feel. In the years to come, we sincerely hope that 
we shall be able to make him proud of us because of our 
success in the teaching field. 



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MR. ELDRIDGE 

North Adams, Mass. 
Teacher of Geography, History, dries 

"How sweet and gracious even, in common speech, 
Is that fine sense which men call courtesy." 

Mr. Eldridgc in his pleasant, courteous way has opened 
to us many new paths, all equally interesting. His pur- 
pose is always to give us all thai which really will be t In- 
most helpful to use in our teaching. 

Do you remember the memorable occasions when we 
ascended to heights of (ircylock and descended by the 
Hopper Trail? Mr. Eldridge, we are sure, will not forgel 
a certain unconventional ride on the top of a bus. 

His work in the Travel Club has not gone unappreci- 
ated. 



MR. CLINTON E. CARPENTER 

North Adams, Mass. 

Teacher of Child Study, Penmanship, Management 

Pedagogy 

We may not all be able to live up to the splendid stan- 
dards which have been set for us by Mr. Carpenter, but 
if training ourselves to summarize definite points into a 
sort of memory gem will help us gain such heights we are 
certainly well started. 

Through Mr. Carpenter we have — as a sort of extra- 
carriculur activity — become better acquainted with 
modern literature of all types. The Reading Club has 
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MR. WALLACE II. VENABLE 

North Adams, Mass. 
Teacher of Botany, Gardening, Zoology 

If problem lessons obstruct our path in t lie future, we 
shall feel ourselves to have been well prepared by Mr. 
Venable to cope with them in the best possible manner. 
Of all our classes, the science room seemed to hold the 
most exciting events in store. There was always plenty 
of what one might call — natural phenomena — scattered 
in various parts of the room. 

As the Faculty members of our Student Council, we 
have found Mr. Venable a sympathetic and sincere ad- 
visor. 



MISS MARY ANGELINA PEARSON 

North Adams, Mass. 
Teacher of Handwork and Art 

Who could attend Miss Pearson's classes without im- 
measurable gain in disseminating judgment and efficient 
execution. No matter how inept in artistic representation 
one might be, the benefit derived is still invaluable. A 
truer appreciation of the beautiful in life, a keener ob- 
servation of nature's triumphs, are not these a source of 
joy for future years? 

Miss Pearson's pungent wit has enlivened many a class 
and school function. We only hope that we may, to 
some extent, prove worthy of her tireless endeavor on our 
behalf by inspiring in our children some measure of the 
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MISS MARY LOUISE BARIGHT 

Farmington, X. H. 

Teacher of Stort/ Telling, Literature, Expression 
and Ethics 

An introduction t<> the realm of imagination was a price- 
less gift that we found awaiting us at North Adams — from 
Miss Baright. Literature in all its phases has been made 
more enjoyable to us. Besides all this we were con- 
stantly encouraged to express ourselves as fluently and 
<• >rrectly as becomes our profession. 

Invaluable are the services for which we arc so deeply 
indebted to Miss Baright. Every senior is appreciative 
of her untiring work in our class, activities, especially the 
play which was such a splendid product. 



MISS SHOLES 
X T orth Adams, Mass. 

Teacher of Handwork, Sanitation, Cooking and 

Sewing 

How many of us have learned a lesson in patience that 
we will soon not forget from Miss SholesP Always her 
encouragement has helped us when we were feeling that 
our work wasn't at its best. Plenty of times we shall re- 
member Miss Sholes and her doctrine of cheerfulness when 
we are far from North Adams. 

As for the delicacies forth-coming from the kitchen — the 
impressions made on us by our efforts (perhaps pathetic) 
are certain to be lasting. And if the time ever comes when 
we need to weave rugs or model clays — we shall — thanks to 
Miss Sholes — feel capable of attempting it! 




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MISS PERRY 

North Adams, Mass. 

Teacher of Music and Arithmetic 

Miss Perry's sympathetic nature and spirit of cooper- 
ation have endeared her to all the girls. We fully appre- 
ciate how hard she has worked for us this year especially in 
putting on the "Midsummer Night's Dream" and in the 
Glee dub. 

If we had not already a well-developed sense of fine 
music, we have certainly had ample opportunity in Miss 
Perry's classes to become acquainted with what is splendid 
and beautiful. We thank her for helping us to this better 
appreciation. 



MISS OWENS 

Teacher of Primary Reading, Language, Grammar, 
and Oral Composition 

Our first day at North Adams found us like so many 
frightened sheep! After a class with Miss Owens, how- 
ever, all this was changed. We forgot that we were awk- 
ward grown-ups and so lost our self-consciousness. A bet- 
ter acquaintance with Miss Owens made us begin to realize 
the other virtues that make her such a likeable person — 
cheerfulness, courage and patience are some of these. 

Miss Owens' instructions will help us much in our future 
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MR. THOMAS CUMMING 

North Adams, Mass. 

Teacher of Manual Training 

We are sure thai many, many times in our school nexl 
year when we are trying l<> construct a shelf for our books, 
a cupboard for our dishes or a sand-table, we shall say 
"Thank you" to Mr. Cummings for all his untiring efforts 
in helping us to wield the hammer, saw ami oilier tools 
We have all enjoyed the man with the smiling lace. 



MISS ELIZABETH JENKINS 

North Adams, Mass. 

Supervisor of Extension Department; Rural 

Demonstration schools; Teacher of Rural 

Education 

Perhaps next year when Miss .Jenkins comes to visit 
our one-room schools and we find her helpful and willing, 
we shall understand very plainly why the graduates think 
so much of her. However we have always enjoyed our 
work with Miss Jenkins during our Junior year, and we 
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MISS FANNIE BISHOP 

Willimatic, Conn. 

Teacher of Kindergarten Theory 

If only all I lie Seniors could know Miss Bishop as well 
as those in the kindergarten section who have had this 
great privilege. One only has to go down to the kinder- 
garten to Bee the adoration which the little folks feel for 
this teacher to know that she is "one of a million". For 
it is said that little children are the best judges of people. 
We. too. appreciate her and shall always remember her 
understanding sympathy. 



MISS GRACE L. DONELSON 
Colrain, Mass. 

We have known many librarians, but none of us have 
ever conic in contact with one so willing to be of assistance. 
Her great knowledge and wide experience added to a willing 
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MISS THERESA FERGUSON 

North Adams, Mass. 

Secretary 

Whenever we go into the office, we arc mel by a busy, 
happy person who is always smiling and ready to help us in 
any way thai she can. Miss Ferguson is one of the people 
thai we are glad to talk with a few moments at any time. 



MISS BERTHA ALLYN 

Holyoke, Mass. 
Secretary of Extension Department 

Without Miss Allyn keeping "her nose to the grindstone" 
as she does we would never he able to have such an extreme 
supply of mimeograph copies. She is always jolly and 
good-natured and we are sorrv to leave her. 




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MRS. THERZA VAX ETTEN 

Matron 

What girl has not had a thrill of pride when introducing 
our House Mother to relatives or friends? She is truly 
worthy of our admiration for she possesses those qual- 
ities which are necessary to one in her position. Many 
girls have her to thank for doctoring their ills both of a 
physical and mental nature. We shall surely be back to 
see our Mother Van. 






ANNA OSLEY 

Hatfield, Mass. 
Assistant Matron 

At graduation-time last year many of us felt a lump in 
our throats when we realized that "our Ann" was really 
going away. What a feeling of gladness we experienced 
when we found her waiting to welcome us on our return 
in September! Not a disappointment was in store for us 
either! Anne was just as delightful an assistant matron 
as a house-president. We wish Ann every happiness 
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CHRISTINE JANET ALDERMAN 

"Chris" 
40 Elm St., Adams, Mass. 

Glee Club (2), Operetta, W. A. A., Normalogue Staff. 
"A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance." 
Jolliest 

Where, if you searched the world over, could you find a more 
loyal friend or jolly comrade than our "Chris"? Her joyousness, 
helpfulness, and capability are known the school over. We shall 
always remember the sweet laugh of our Christine. 



DOROTHY MAY BATES 
"Dodo" 

1 Main St., Williamstown, Mass. 
W. A. A., Glee Club (2), Senior Play, Publicity Committee, 
Normalogue. 

"Victory belongs to the most persevering 

"Who is that fine looking young man?" was a question asked 
by those who attended our Senior Play. We proudly answered 
"Dorothy Bates." Doesn't she give you the biggest thrill?" We 
are so proud of you "Dodo" and we appreciate all your hard work. 
We have no fear about your future for we know that success will be 
yours. 



YVONNE IRENE BENOIT 

"Vonny" 
136 Ryan St., New Bedford, Mass. 

Social Committee Chairman (2), Glee Club, Operetta (1), 
W. A. A. Basketball (2), Reading Club (1), Class Day Speaker. 

To all of us, "Vonny" is an inspiration, with her graceful ways, 
clear sweet voice, and her frank and friendly personality. We all 
follow "Vonny's" leadership, whether in classes, hard tasks, mis- 
chief-making or pleasure-seeking. To have known "Vonny" is a 
great privilege. 



MILDRED RUTH BERGMANN 

"Mil" 
16 Briggs St., Easthampton, Mass. 

Reading Club (2), W. A. A. 

"Give every man thine ear but few thy voice." 

One of our quietest members is Mildred, but a true proof of the 
saying that silence is golden. Mildred accomplishes more in her 
quiet way than many of us do after hours of hectic work. 

A versatile person too is this student All N. A. X. S. dances 
are graced by Mildred on pleasure bent. Her literary tastes are 
exemplified by her accomplishments as secretary of our Reading 
Club. 

We'll say "Bye now, Mildred and hope that some day in our 
Rural Schools we may entertain you." 



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MARION .1 EPSON BLOOD 

Stamford, Vermont 

Dramatic Club, Axis Staff («). 

"Rather a quirt young hull/ is she 
With the gentlest of manners you ever did see." 

Marian is certainly one of the sweetest girls in the class. We do 
not see why we have had to do without her so much within the two 
years we have spent here. And then, too, Marian is one of our really 
talented classmates! We expect very soon to find her efforts in the 
very best of the modern verse! If the wishes of the class of '28 will 
help her to success, Marion, they are hers. 



ADELINE S. BRIGGS 
"Edgie" 

37 Cottage St., Taunton, Mass. 



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Most determined 

"Capable, jolly, eager to do — 
Good loyal friend, Edgie, that's yon." 

From Taunton-on-t he-Cape comes this most decided and stud- 
ious girl. Her friendship and hearty laughter have added much to 
our school days. We all join in saying, "Adeline, we are very glad 
to have known you." 



EUNICE M. BROWN 

North Adams, Mass. 

W. A. A. Point Secretary (2), Glee Club, Operetta, Basketball, 
Dramatic Club. 

"Although she appears very meek and mild 
She is often a eery unruly child." 

Is this a Pepsodent Advertisement or only a "normal" grin? 
Of course it is Eunice Brown with her usual wide smile. Eunice 
seems to find the world a cheerful place. We believe her schoolroom 
will be a pleasant place if she keeps her smile! 



ELSIE A. CAHOON 

"Els" 
Pleasant Lake Avenue, Pleasant Lake, Mass. 

Reading Club (1), W. A. A. (1) (2), Class Banner, Treasurer 
of Dramatic Club (2). 

"She's a book to be with rare perused." 

Did you see Elsie's dress? Isn't it adorable? It is the best 
looking thing I've seen for ages. Yes, my dear, she actually made 
it herself! This is only one of her accomplishments. Ask anyone 
who purchased her Christmas cards about her artistic ability, and 
there are her posters too! What contributions to the success of our 
many school activities has our Elsie made! 



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JENNIMAE COOPER 
Pittsfield, Mass. 

Glee Club (1) (2). 

One of our most talented classmates is this young lady. One 
thing which I think we have never seen is Jennimae in a Hurried, 
fussed state of mind. Always calm and collected she goes about her 
work, and she always accomplishes that which she sets out to do! 
She is very talented, musically and artistically. If you make as 
many friends in your community as you do pretty pictures. Jennimae, 
there'll be no doubt about your success. 



EDITH DANN 

"Deedie" 
6 Chapel St., Gloucester, Msas. 
Heading Club (2), W. A. A., Chairman Red Cross Enrollment i 

"Silence is more eloquent than words." 

Edith is a quiet girl, but is always ready to do her bit. She is 
our dorm "bobber" but we fear she will soon lose her job as our locks 
are growing — well, quite fast. Her week-ends have been quite 
busy. Don't blush, Edith, we like him — May success be yours in 
anything you undertake. 



CHARLOTTE DAXKSZEWICZ 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (2). 

"The .secret of success is constancy of purpose." 

"What was the assignment? Does anyone know what we were 
supposed to do? Oh! dear! why didn't I do it?" Did anyone ever 
hear Charlotte say this? No — not Charlotte! She is the girl whose 
work was always done and done well. Her "constancy of purpose" 
will carry her far. 



MILDRED WOODHOUSE DAMES 

17 Commercial St., Adams. Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Travel Club (i). Orchestra (1) 2). 
"Greeting each new day in her own happy way. 
With a merry look and a carefree way." 

Though small in stature, we are ever conscious of her presence, — 
for her contributions to the classes while not of numerous quantity 
are great in quality. And who does not prefer quality rather than 
quantity? 



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FLORENCE DESAUTELS 

"Flo" 
109 Columbia St., Adams, Mass. 

W. A. A. CI) (2), Travel Club (2), Reading Club (1). 
Best Dancer 
"She is a maid of artless grace, 
Gentle inform and fair of face." 

Plenty of smiles and sparkling eyes! That's Florence! She 
hails from Adams and evidently the climate there agrees with her. 
She is making a study of the "Titain Type." 



BARBARA DOROTHY DILK 
5 North Summer St., Adams, Mass. 

Head of Basketball, W. A. A. (1) (2), Heading Club (1), Travel 
Club (2), Chairman Outing Committee. 

Most Athletic 
"She knows athletics like a bee knows flowers." 

We could never have scored out the Juniors without the many 
baskets Babs made. Her pleasant smile and lovable personality 
make us appreciate that she spent more time with us than at home. 
Even if she always missed t lie car. she has one of her own. May 
she always be carried as swiftly along the road of success as she now 
is along the road to Adams. 



ANNA C. DONNIS 

"Ann" 
Prospect St., Hatfield, Mass. 

Glee Club, W. A. A. Secretary '-28, Basketball. 
"She is all sunshine, in her face 
The very soul of sweetness shows." 

Cutest 

Yea Anna! Yea Donnis! Yea, yea, Anna Donnis! Here's to 
one of our best all around sports. Anna is not only a champion at 
tennis but also a star baseball batter, a perfect basketball shooter, 
a leader of athletics, but also a fine student, excelling in studies as 
well as sports. May the good wishes of the class of '28 trail you 
where'er you go. 

LORETTA AGNES DONSBOUGH 

"Donnie" 

Ashley Falls, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1), Basketball (2), Associate Editor Normalogue. 

"They tell me of her merry laugh; 

Her rich, whole-hearted glee." 

If anyone is looking for a basketball guard, just call on 
"Donnie." With her smile, she has won her way into the hearts of 
all her classmates. She is always willing and ready to enjoy a good 
time and we shall miss her. Whatever she does or wherever she 
goes the best wishes of the class of 1928 will be with her. 



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AGNES L. DORSEY 

197 So. Pleasant St., Amherst, Mass. 
W. A. A. (1), Secretary of Dramatic Club. 

"Still water runs deep." 

Agnes' good-heartedness has helped many a classmate. She 
is quiet hut we all know that she is always ready for a joke or a 
laugh. We are certain your success will be forthcoming Agnes. 



ISOBEL JEAN DRYSDALE 
North Adams, Mass. 

Glee Club, Dramatic Club, Vice-President (2), W. A. A., 
Axis Staff. 

Most Carefree 
"Be gone! dull care, I prithee, be gone'. 
Be gone! dull care, thou and I shalt never agree." 

Jean, the happy-go-lucky town girl who is always ready for a 
good time. You never need ask Jean if she'll dare do this, or that, 
for if there's anything to be done that might afford a good time, 
Jean will be there. 



REBECCA SALOME EBERLEIN 

Greenfield, Mass. 

W. A. A., Ivy Oration, Glee Club (2), Student Council 
President (2). 

Most Studious, Squarest, Most Sensible 
"A true friend to the true." 

Here is a girl who really budgets her time. Therein lies the rea- 
son why "Becky" can accomplish so much as she surely does. What 
the Student Council of N. A. N. S. could have done without the un- 
tiring efforts of its very able president, no one would even think of 
answering. We marvel at her ability and are proud of her in 
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WINNIFRED MAUDE ELLIS 

"Winnie" 
New Bedford, Mass. 

W. A. A., Reading Club Treasurer (2), Normalogue Staff, Toast- 
mistress, Chairman Red Cross, Entertainment, House Council (1). 

Daintiest 
"Slender, graceful, attractive, neat. 
Winnie is a classmate most friendly and street." 

Everyone loves our dainty little Winnie. Though she is tiny, 
this does not mean that there is little responsibility on her shoulders. 
Winnie is a true, blue girl and is always doing something to help 
out the "other fellow." Her great ability as a teacher has already 
been shown. A real all round girl who is always welcomed by all. 
Here's to you, Winnie! 



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EDWINA FISH 

"Ed" 

12 Hallack St., Amherst, Mass. 

\Y. A. A. Dramatic Club, Axis StaH' (1), Basketball, Tennis, 
Class Champion. 

" And frame your mind to mirth ami merriment. 
Which bars a thousand harms and lengthens life." 

— Shakespeare 

Once a friend always a friend. This is said of very few, hut 
"Ed" is one of those chosen for this honor. A truer sport and more 
ready helper is not to be found. 

We know the fame of X. A. N. S. will increase with her "in the 
field" especially where athletics are concerned. 

BERTHA MAY FOBES 
Pittsfield, Mass. 
W. A. A. (1) (2). 

"Efficient manner, eyes that smile. 
Helpful, willing all the while." 

Certainly everyone in the dormitory has found a welcome in 
Room ±5 from "Pete" and "Bert". Because of her pleasant manner 
we feel that Bert will fit into a schoolroom beautifully. 



BERNADETTE MARIE FOLEY 

"Bern" 

20 Adams St., Fall River, Mass. 

W. A. A., Dramatic Club, Glee Club (1) (<i), Librarian '28, 
Operetta. Senior Play. 

Most Attractive 
"For she was sweet, and most divinely fair." 

"Perfect climate, scenery, educational facilities" — not a Cal- 
ifornia real estate enthusiast, merely Bernadette Foley talking Fall 
River. Berne has impressed herself indelibly on our memories as 
Lydia Languish — that perfect part which suited her so admirably. 
She has proved to us that beauty and efficiency may go hand in 
hand by her business-like care of Glee Club properties. 

We hear that Bern looks forward to that forty years of un- 
interrupted teaching. May all the success which you desire be 
yours, Berne, whether you reverse that decision or not. 



EULALIA FRAGA 

New Bedford, Mass. 

Treasurer W. A. A. (1) (2), Reading Club (1) (2), Secretary 
House Council (2), Glee Club. 

" Haste thee, nymph and bring with thee 
Jest and youthful Jollity." 

Eulalia is Jest and youthful Jollity personified. Has anyone 
ever seen Lolly with a grouch? Never! Lolly is one of our best 
students and has held many responsible positions — and what a good 
sport! Good luck to you, Lolly! 



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HELEN PORTER FRENCH 
Stockbridge, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Axis Staff (1) (2), Glee Club (2), Basketball 
(1) (2). Editor-in-Chief Normalogue. 

"I am happy — from care I am free — 
Why can't all the world be happy like me?" 

Helen is one of our very necessary factors. Plenty of pep and 
vigor and that pleasing personality that makes everybody like her. 
She is a callable girl as well and an entertaining pianist. If your 
school-life sets an example for your future, we are assured of your 
success, Helen. 



MADELINE GOODERMOTE 

230 Columbus St., Adams, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Travel Club (2). 

"Whatever you do, do right, 
And each task will be light." 

In all the work which Madeline undertakes we are sure she will 
be successful. Her piano playing is one of the many pleasant things 
by which we shall remember her. 



MARLEAH E. GRAVES 

House Council (1). W. A. A. (1) (2), President Reading Club (2), 
Student Council Member (2). 

"She doeth little kindnesses. 
Which most leave undone or despise. 
For naught that gives happiness and peace. 
Is low esteemed in her eyes." 
Most Sympathetic 

Marleah is a perfect classmate. She is jolly, sympathetic and a 
real true friend to all. She has a keen sense of humor and does not 
hesitate to use it for our enjoyment which we surely appreciate. 
She sees the serious side of life as well. 

May her personality and cheerfulness bring her as much suc- 
cess in the future as it has here at N. A. X. S. 

MARY MAGDELENE HANNAFORD 

Walpole, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Glee Club (1) (2). Dramatics (1) (2), House 
Council Vice-President (2), Normalogue Staff . 

".1 merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance." 

A joyous personality and charming vivaciousness gleamed forth 
after the first few misty days of Mary's normal career. That gaiety 
and vivacity has flourished unfailingly since then; and the vice- 
president of Taconic Hall stands high today in our affection and 
esteem. 

When giving pleasure to your pupils next year as you inevitably 
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LOUISE HANSON 
Bancroft Road, Wellesley, Mass. 

\V. A. A. (1) (2), House Council (1), House President (2), 
Reading Club (1) (2). 

"With ker whole heart's welcome in her smile." 

Pew are the people who could perform Louise's duties and 
retain the affection of the dormitory dwellers hut our House Pres- 
ident has compassed that difficult task perfectly. 

Louises' infectious laugh and her nappy temperament are a 
never-failing source of joy to her friends, and we find this most un- 
usual of school officers, to he a friend to the least and greatest of 
her classmates. 

What a futile performance to wish Louise success — five minutes 
conversation with her proves conclusively that even Fate could 
not deny Louise so richly deserved a tribute. 



RHODA HARPER 

Greenfield, Mass. 

W. A. A. (f) (-2). Reading Club (1) (2). 

Most Willing, Most industrious 
"A willing spirit and a gracious heart." 

Rhoda has been one of the high lights in our class despite her 
natural modesty. Brilliant ideas and original schemes seemed to 
spring from Rhoda' S brain at call. Add to this a charming temper- 
ament, the most placid good nature and a fervent desire to help, 
and you cannot fail to discover why Rhoda is one of the most loved 
and appreciated of all our classmates. 

What a perfect exposition of devices and special day programs is 
surely in store for the school which is fortunate enough to claim 
Rhoda's talents. 

NORA JULIA HARRINGTON 

"Benore" 
682 Cottage St., New Bedford, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (-2). Axis Staff (2). 

" Ready for any path you lake 
.Jolly and able and wide-awake." 

No one can helittle the Whaling City, for New Bedford gave us 
a jewel in our Nora. Witty, clever, with an engaging smile and 
manner, she has made friends with all of us. Who could forget the 
story of "Trininy" told in a rich brogue? We know the children 
in her school will love her as much as we do. 



DOROTHY HASKINS 

"Dot" 
Brimfield, Mass. 

Dramatic Club (2), Glee Club (2), Axis Staff (-2). W. A. A. ill. 
"Steadfast, loyal, tried and true 
Our best wishes yo to you." 
Dot is one of the finest girls in our class. Although she has 
not lived in the "dorm", we can usually find her in one of the rooms. 
Many can tell you what fine teaching suggestions she can give. 
Think twice. Dot. before you give up teaching for another pursuit. 



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IRENE KATHERINE HAYES 

"Kay" "Kate" 

Hatfield, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Axis Staff (2), Travel Club (2), Basketball 
(1) (2). 

" Her ways are of pleasantness and her paths of peace." 

Kate might seem a quiet girl to those who do not know her well 
However many will remember Kate for her good-nature and un- 
selfishness. She likewise has a ready smile. She has been a con- 
scientious worker as well and we have no doubts as to her success. 



VIVIAN C. HEBERT 

"Viv" 

South Hadley, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Orchestra (1) (2), Glee Club (1) (2), Student 
Council, Publicity Committee. 

Best Disposition 
"A cheefrul temper makes wit good-natured." 

"Viv" is one of the most fun-loving girls in our class. Nothing 
would have seemed quite complete without "Viv's" flaming curls 
and sunny smile. She is talented musically, and she has been a con- 
scientious member of our orchestra. We are proud of you, Viv, and 
we will miss you next year! 

TRUTH HEMENWAY 

"Truthie" 

Holden, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Reading Club (1) (2), Class Day Speaker. 

Wittiest 

"She is pretty to walk with 
And witty to talk with." 

"Truthie" is that quiet, innocent looking girl, who, because of 
her witty remarks and puns caused us to gain avoirdupois and 
wrinkles. Whenever vaudeville is staged, it is safe to bank on the 
presence of "Truthie". But along with this characteristic, she 
has a fine sense of honor and responsibility and N. A. N. S. has 
gained because of her coming. 

EVELYN HOLT 

"Ev" 

827 Brock Ave., New Bedford, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Glee Club (1) (2), Reading Club (1) (2), Red 
Cross Committee, Senior Play, Normalogue Staff, Class Day Speaker, 
Basketball (1). 

"To look on the bright side of life is to look on the right side." 

Evelyn is the girl who is one of the best all-around sports we 
have here at school. No one can go through the two years with 
Evelyn and not be conscious of her splendid willingness and infinite 
good nature. One of our class upon whom the spot-light of success is 
shining, we stand aside for Fate to bestow on her the honors she so 
richly deserves. 

We hope her intersets in Mt. Hermon will not tempt her from 
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OLIVE ELIZABETH HUNT 

"01" 

60 Albion St., Wakefield, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Class President (2), Basketball (1) (2). 
Best all 'round girl, most popular, most loyal. 

We will carry away from N. A. N. S. the remembrance of "Ol's" 
loyalty and unselfish work as president of our class. She was the 
rudder by which we steered our bark and yet we find it hard to ex- 
press our appreciation of what she has done for us. "01" has been 
splendid on all the spirts and activities. To her we owe a lot, 
and we hope the very best of success will be hers. 



RUTH MARION JENKS 

"Rufus" 

Cheshire, Mass. 

Secretary of Student Council, W. A. A. (1) (2), Reading Club (1). 
Calmest 

"To live for others to the last 
Unknown perhaps to fame." 

A true, loyal daughter of her Alma Mater is Ruth. She is one of 
the most reliable and conscientious girls in our midst. As secretary 
of the Council she did a splendid piece of work and we do thank her. 
Ruth has proved herself during our period of association a faithful 
student, a loyal friend, and a cheerful companion — characteristics 
which spell future success. 

MARY NATALIE JOHNSON 
"Mae" 

Riehardson St., Wakefield, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Basketball (1) (2), Travel Club. 
"Whatever the weather maybe, I say 
Whatever the weather maybe 
It's the song she sings and the smile she wears 
That's a-makin the sun shine every wheres." 

Mae has won many hearts during her two years at X. A. X. S. 
by her pleasant ways and cheerful smile. Any activity was made 
gayer by Mae's presence. She has been a good sport, a loyal friend 
and one whom we cannot soon forget. We are sure that her sweet 
face and pleasant manner will find her a place in the hearts of her 
pupils. 

ANNA ELIZABETH JOYCE 

"Ann" 

43 Chiekering St., Pittsfield, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1), Dramatic Club (2). 

"Because your generous heart gate out 
A kindly thought a minute 
You made our school a whole lot belter, 
Just by being in it." 
Ever since the beginning of Normal, Ann has been an outstand- 
ing girl. She is a very versatile young lady. Xot only does she 
excel in her studies, but also in her athletic activities. As for writing 
poetry, well, just glance in almost any number of the Axis and even 
right here in our own Xormalogue — and you will give silent admir- 
ation to this earnest girl. 



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KATHRYN M. KANE 

"Kay" 
747 Hampden St., Holyoke, Mass. 

Reading Club (1) (2), W. A. A. (1) (2). 

"She bears herself as a virtuous ana" well-yorerned maid." 

Meet Kathryn Kane, one of t lie most helpful and cheery girls 
in the class. Her good disposition and keen wit have won her many 
friends. We wish you success, Kay. 



GERTRUDE BLANCHE KEYES 

"Gert" 
South Deerfield, Mass. 

House Council (2), Glee Club (1) (2), Dramatic Club (2), 
W.A. A. (1) (Z), Axis Stuff (l). 

"/ would befriend to all." 

Whenever we think of Gert Keyes we shall remember her 
giggle! Gert always sees the point of a joke before anyone else, but 
she has her serious moments, too, and all in all we are glad to have 
(iert as a classmate! 



SOPHIE KROXICK 

174 Liberty St., North Adams, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Glee Club (1), President (2), Student Council, 
Travel Club (2). Operetta. 

"I hold it quite the wisest thing to drive dull care away." 

What the Glee Club could have accomplished without Sophie at 
the helm we do not know, but we are sure it would be much less! 
Sophie is the girl with the bright eyes and ready smile. The best 
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CELIA JEAN LESS 

"C Cele" 

80 Elm wood Ave., North Adams, Mass. 

Glee Club (1) (2), Axis Staff (2), Reading Club (1), W. A. A. (1) 
Travel Club (2), Operetta. 

"Good nature and good sense must erer join." 
Celia's business ability is familiar to all of us. How hard she 
worked for the class on all sorts of committees and plans! We 



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RUTH GRAVES LOOMIS 

"Rufus" 

Easthampton, Mass. 

\V. A. A. (1), Glee Club (2), Normalogue (2), Class Day Speaker 
(2), Vice-Presidenl (2), Travel Club (2), House Council 1 1 1. 
"A maiden, modv.ii and self 'possessed, 
Youthful, attractive and stylishly dressed." 
"Rufus" is one of those girls whom everyone knows and loves. 
Her keen wit and engaging personality have won lor her innumerable 
friends. Her duties are never SO pressing hut she can stop to enter- 
tain and amuse us. If "Rufus" continues as she has been here in 
Normal we would rate her A number 1! 



GERTRUDE FERGUSON LYONS 

"Curly" "Gert" 

North Adams, Mass. 

Student Council (1), Chairman Lunch Room (2), Glee Club (1) 
(2), May Queen (2), W. A. A. (1) ('2). 

"A creature of wn.it perfect and divine temper." 

Individuality is a keynote to make up — how differently she 
wears her hair! Her clothes! How well they suit her type! "Cert" 
you've certainly done wonders with the lunch room. You need not 
even worry about success just be your own sweet self and we know 
your children will love you as we have. 



ALICE SCARES MACEDO 

"AT 

New Bedford, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (-2), Travel Club, Glee Club (1) (2). 
Frankest 
"Smile the while 
And while you smile, another smiles, 
And soon there are miles and miles of smiles." 
Alice smiles through everything, thus her smile is familiar to 
every member of the class of 1928. Remember the singing with which 
Alice entranced all her listeners? None of those who have ever heard 
her sing "La Paloma" or "O Sole Mio" will ever forget the feeling 
that accompanied it. We are not doubtful of your success in 
teaching. Alice. 

ELLEN MAKIN 

"Ped" 

New Bedford, Mass. 

Publicity Committee (1), Clee Club ill (2). Dramatics (1), 
Assembly Committee Chairman (2), Class Secretary (2), Class 
Day Speaker. 

Most Business-like 
"Pass on. there's no such word as fail." 

Another New Bedfordite. We all appreciate Ellen because 
she is a born leader, clever, studious, with a keen sense of humor. 
How often after normal days are far behind, will we remember tall 
Ellen, with her heavy hair and pleasant smile! The best of luck 
goes with you. Ellen. 



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KATHERINE VERONICA McGOWAN 

"Kay" 

30 Hall St., Wiiliamstonwn, Mass. 

W.A.A. (1) (2). 

The quietest 
"And she pursued the even tenor of her nay." 
"The quietest" — but this does not mean that she is not a good 
sport! Katherine is a familiar sight with her brief case, and it 
does look so heavy — Is it really? It is not necessary to wish you 
much success, Kav! 



GERTRUDE McLAUGHLIN 

"Gert" 
24 Myrick St. Allston,, Mass. 
W. A. A. (1) (2). 

"The girl worth while 
Is the girl ivho ean smile 
When everything goes dead wrong." 

When Gertrude came to Normal School, she brought a ray of 
sunshine with her all the way from Allston. 'Tis true that it's hard 
to be happy always happy, but "Gert" certainly has proven that it 
can be done. 



DOROTHY MEEKER 

"Dot" 
18 Highland St., Saugus, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Dramatic Club (2). 

"God put us all upon this earth 
That we might serve as ends 
And then to give the world some worth 
He made some of us — friends." 

How could the W. A. A. library get a good start without the 
guidance of Dorothy? She certainly is ambitious and knows how 
to run things successfully. Did we hear "good sport" mentioned? 
She's all of that. We wish you success, Dorothy, and we know you 
will have it. 

HELENA ELIZABETH MILLIMAX 

2 Pleasant Place, Williamstown, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Assembly Committee. 

"Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be elever." 

Adorable, sweet and petite — Oh, yes, you are, Helena, for we all 
agree; but do be careful not to work too hard on those saxophone 
lessons! Shall we wish you success in teaching or in some other 
field? There is no doubt of your being able to fill either position 
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MARY MORIARTY 

Monson, Mass. 

W. A. A. («), Axis Staff (1) (2), Librarian, Reading Club (1). 
"Tuas her thinking of others, made her think of her." 

The town of Monson gave US a big opportunity to know a very 
sweet girl when they sent us Mary. Her determination persists in 
spite of our efforts t<> change her in anything she believes to be right. 
Always ready for a good time, always sympathetic, and friendly; we 
shall all miss Mary and wish her the best of luck. 



ELSIE MALYINA MILOTTE 

"Els" 

168 Butler St., New Bedford, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Dramatic Club (1), Glee Club (1) (2), Class 
Play. 

"Thoughts seem to come and (jo in tin) large ei/es." 

We have looked at Elsie sometimes and wondered at her attrac- 
tiveness and charm. Elsie is a conscientious student and will surely 
make a success of her teaching. However, we shall always remem- 
ber Elsie best for her wonderful performance as Mrs. Malaprop in 
"The Rivals." 



EVELYN MAE MYERS 

"Ev" "Evie" 

32 Rickard St., Blackinton, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Travel Club (1), Normalogue Staff (-1), Class 
Treasurer (2). 

"Silence is golden." 

"Evie" Myers' loyalty to the class of 1928 is unquestionable. 
As treasurer, our second year she rilled her position admirably. 
"Evie's" pleasant manner will help her in her school-room. 



OLIVE CATHERINE MYERS 

"Ollie" 
120 Howland Ave., Adams, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Class Treasurer (1), Glee Club (1) (2). 
Most daring 
" Hitch thy wagon to a star" 

Sincere and sweet, full of fun and mischief with bright face and 
merry eyes, Olive has shown herself capable of responsibilities by her 
work as Junior class treasurer. 





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MARGARET MULLEN 

Dedham, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Glee Club (1) (2), Dramatic Club (1 I 
Axis Staff (2), Student Council (2). 

Most dignified 

"Brit/hi. witty and resourceful; interesting and gay." 

The word mere "clever" does not fully describe Margaret Mul- 
len. The dictionary tells us that clever means "quickness on in- 
tellect; skill; dexterity; or talent;" — and yet are these adequate 
when describing Margaret? A certain dignified charm prevails, as 
well, in everything that Margaret does. Her talents should help 
her to the highest type of success. 



HELEN LEE NAUGHTON 

Church St., North Adams, Alass. 

W. A. A.. Secretary-Treasurer Dramatic Club, (1) (2) Glee 
Club (1) (2), Class Play, Axis Staff (2), Chairman Student Council. 
Publicity Committee. 

"A girl who deserves whatever good fortune the future holds." 

As Sir Anthony Absolute. Helen was a marvelous success. — De- 
termination, executive ability, generosity of heart, and a warm 
smile made us reallv know her worth. We wish you all success. 



PAULINE ANNE DUXBURY NEWTON 
"Polly" 

7 Maple St., Maynard, Mass. 
W. A. A. (1) (2), House Council (2), Reading Club (2). 
"She was sweet and most divinely fair." 

Polly is one of those girls to whom we all go for sympathy and 
friendliness. Quiet, unobstrusive, sweet and dreamy, she enjoys her 
work with the younger children, and we are positive of her popularity 
with them. 



ESTELLA NORRIS 

"Stella" 

Brookline, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (2). Axis Staff (2). Glee Club (1) (2), Basketball 
(1), Operetta. 

"She has two eyes, so soft, so brown — 
Take cure! 
She gives side glance and looks down. 

Beware! Beware! 
She is fooling thee!" 

This dainty young miss is perhaps a bit dangerous to have around 
where there are young men! Stella's curls and bright face may be 
seen any day in the classrooms or corridors but Williams College is a 
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THELMA NUTTING 

"Thar' 
Ayer, Mass. 

(1) (-2), Dramatic Club (1) (2), Glee Club (1) (2), 

" My only books 
Were women's looks 
And folly's all they taught me." 

Apparently Thelma has furnished many hooka if a pill here, 
chocalalcs there, a signet ring to the East and letters from the West 
are any indication. Thelma is an ambitious girl; she plans on two 
years at H. I". or Bridgewater with perhaps a teaching year sand- 
wiched in between. 

HELEN ODEA 

"Honey" 

40 Main St., Hatfield, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1), Axis Staff (2), Glee Club (1) (2), Operetta, Basket- 
ball (1), W. A. A., Publicity Committee. 

" Happy am /; from care I'm free\ 
Why aren't they all content like me?" 

Whenever we find a girl like "Honey", we may consider our- 
selves fortunate. She has sent a great deal of dullness from our 
minds. If "laugh and grow fat" is a true maxim, we would all be 
heavy indeed from laughing at "Honey's" antics. Certainly she 
has made a place in all our hearts. 



MARY B. ODONNELL 

"May" "Mary Barbara" 

116 Cottage St., Easthampton, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Travel Club (2), Secretary. Axis Staff (2), 
Class Day Speaker. 

Best dressed 
"A smiling look- she ha* and figure slight." 

A striking appearance has contributed to "Mary Barbara's" 
popularity, but those who know her count that as only a minor 
factor. A true courtesy and graciousness inspired by a lovable per- 
sonality has raised "May" to a high place in our esteem. No more 
sincere friend can be imagined and it is that endearing trait of honest 
friendliness that insures her success in future years. 

CATHERINE OSGOOD 
"Kay" "Cap" 

Franklin, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Cheer Leader (2), Fire Captain (2). 

"Hail! to the chief who in triumph advances!" — these words 
could be aptly applied to "Kay" our Fire Chief. A friendly spirit 
is one of her biggest assets. We wish you a "flaming" success in life. 



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MAY PEEBLES 
Adams, Mass. 
\Y. A. A., Dramatics, Glee Club, Treasurer. 
Best friend 
"1 am not prone to discontent." 

The meaning behind two words as "best friend" is enough to 
credit the highest types of ideals to that one to whom it is applied. 
We have known May for two years as jolly and hard-working. Suc- 
cess will surely be hers. 



MARTHA PELISSIER 

"Mat" 
Hatfield, Mass. 

W. A. A., Dramatic Club (1). 

"Sparkling eyes and dim pled face 
Laughing, setting the pace." 

"Mat" is petite but full of business! She is a thorough worker 
and a real asset to the class. May you meet every success. 



MARY GLACIA PERRY 

"Hottentot" 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Class Play, Reading Club (1) (2). 

"With countenance demure, and modest grace." 

Art qualities? — Mary knows and uses everyone of them, but 
this is not the only subject in which she excels. She is very studious 
and faithful in every task in which she partakes. Best wishes from 
the class of '28 go with you, Mary. 



MARY ETTA PETERS 
"Pete" 

Gill, Mass. 

" Industrious, friendly and kind, 
A girl with a sensible mind." 

A serious-minded young woman is "Pete", though her name de- 
nies it. We do not all know her well, but we would certainly like to. 
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EVA MARAH PITT 

"I'ittsky" 
Fall River, Mass. 

\V. A. A. (1) (2), Reading Club, Head of Sports. 
"Vivacity IS the health of the .spirit." 

Do we hear a jolly laugh ringing out in our midst? It can lie 
identified as no other than "l'ittski". Iler laugh is symbolic of her 
disposition. Willi her attitude no one could doubt for a moment 
her success in the world. 

Poster making and sketching of all kinds are her favorite pas- 
times. Ask anyone and she will say that "l'ittski" is a true friend 
and always willing to help. 



RUTH POLLARD 

"Polly" 
103 Massasoit St., Northampton, Mass. 
W. A. A.(l). 

"A miniature of loveliness, all grace, 

Sn milled up anil closed in little." 

Polly has endeared herself to us all, not alone by her innumer- 
able specials which brought in our maill. A dainty grace and care- 
free charm characterize her. What wonder that we followed a 
notable example and found Polly irresistible? 

There is no need to wish her success, the same lovable person- 
ality which has been a joy to us will win Polly a happy way wherever 
she chooses to take it. 

MARJORIE FLORENCE POWERS 

"Marge" 
38 Maple Ave., Cambridge, Mass. 

Liveliest 
" Her eyes, -ski/ blue, it seems 
Hold joyous visions and tender dreams." 

What would our Normal Days have been without our sprightly 
"Marge"? We have all had the inspiration of her sweet disposition 
and warm friendship. Who could fail to be enthusiastic about 
baseball, horseback riding or dancing with "Marge" as company? 
Our love and luck go with you — . 



JENNIE BELLE PUTNAM 

"Belle" 

Sutton, Mass. 

"What sweet delight a quiet life affords." 

We all know that "Belle" shines in dramatics. Her ability was 
certainly exhibited in our class play. "Belle" says that while at 
home she often rides in "Purgatory" in an automobile. We demand 
an explanation of this act! 

Horseback riding certainly is great sport, isn't it? But the 
suggestion is made that you grow just a little more, so it won't be 
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ANNA QUINN 

74 Rockland St., New Bedford, Mass. 

"The weak and the gentle, the ribald and rude 
She took as .she found them and did them all good." 

Anna is one of the belles from New Bedford who has won the 
admiration of N. A. N. S. through her cheerful way and great co- 
operation. Anna has been a faithful member of our clubs and sports 
and we all have found two years of her friendship too short, but we 
hope the friendship will continue in the land of memory. We know- 
Anna will be a successful teacher and we give her three cheers. 

Rah! Rah! Rah! 



ETHEL MILDRED ROLLINS 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Reading Club (1), Travel" Club (2). 

"With a heart for any fate." 

Ethel Rollins is one of the friendliest girls in the class. This 
no doubt assist her in her teaching. We wish you success! 



Play. 



AGNES SALMON 

"Ag" "Sam" 
Clinton, Mass. 
House Council (2), W. A. A. (1) (2), Glee Club (1) (2), Class 



"Sport that wrinkled Care derides 
And laughter holding both her sides." 



If anyone needs help or wants anything done, "Ag" is ready to 
lend a hand. She works hard and is always busy, but she still has 
time to be jolly. As Sir Lucius O'Trigger she won great laurels. 
Our very best luck goes with you, "Ag." 



ALICIA DEXTER SCANLAN 

"Lish" 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Glee Club (2). 

Class beauty 
"Women know not the whole of their coquetry." 

Dainty of manner, youthful in actions and beauty are the char- 
acteristics of our "Lish". Popular alike with both sexes, we wish 
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ANNIE LOUINA SEARS 

"Ann" 
West Hawley, Mass. 

\Y. A. A. (1) (2), Dramatic Club (1). 

" Nor storms, nor clouds, in thy blue sky foreseeing." 

From Charlemont there journeyed a country lass named Annie. 
She must have had more than a house over there to make her travel 
through that dark tunnel every week-end. Annie was envied by 
all the girls for her "baby" skin and her good disposition. She ought 
to be successful next year because of her ability to get along with 
people. 



EVELYN FRANCES SLADE 

North Adams, Mass. 

President (1), VV.A. A. (1) (2), Student Council, Travel Club (2). 
Most ladylike 
"Grace is the outcome of inward harmony." 

Our first president will always be remembered for her quiet 
dignity and charm. We feel that Evelyn has set a splendid example 
by her courtesy. Her success is assured. 



MARVIS HORN STETSON 
Adams, Mass. 

W. A. A. President (2), Travel Club (2), Basketball, Delegate 
to W. A. A., Convention in Bridgewater. 

"Quiet and dignified is she." 

Here's to our "tall'" girl! If you ever saw Marvis "get the 
jump", you would realize what one of her abilities is. When the 
W. A. A. elected Marvis for President, they knew what they were 
doing. Lots of luck!! 



A. HELEN STEWART 

"Stewie" "Stutz" 
18 Pearl St., Holyoke, Mass. 

W. A. A., Reading Club. 

"Silence is more eloquent than words." 

From the "Paper City" comes this girl. Quiet, sweet, and a 
true friend to us who know her best. We wish you success in your 
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"Kay" 

-21 Warner St., Northampton, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Travel Club (2), Class Hay. 

"With countenance demure, and modest grace." 

Katherine is one of our calmest girls, and is known and liked 
by everyone. We know she will be a good teacher because she has 
a sense of humor which really is one of her requisites of a good 
teacher. Didn't she make a handsome man in "The Rivals.'" 



DOROTHY SCHULTZ 

"Dot" 

Brockton, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Dramatic Club (1) (2). 

"She was a scholar, and a ripe and good one." 

A loyal and conscientious worker is our "Dot". Many friends 
and comrades she has gained in her days here at school. We wish 
that your children appreciate you as much as we do. 



IDA TAVELLI 

Williamstown, Mass. 



W. 



A. A. (1) (2). 
"There is nothing more friendly than a friend in need." 

We do not all know this quiet girl from Williamstown, but we 
are sure we sould find the very best qualities on further acquaintance 
if what we hear of her is any guide. We wish you all success. 



EVELYN VAN HORN 

Ev Evie 

37 Prospect Ave., Blackinton, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Travel Club (2). 

"Strange to the world, she wore a bashful look." 

Evelyn Van Horn hails from Blackinton. Friendly, indus- 
trious and sincere, we find Evelyn a welcome addition to our class. 
Here's to you, "Evie". 



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ELEANOR HULL WALKER 

"Bunny" "Sunshine" 

-21 Summer St., Easthampton, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Travel Club. 

".I cheerful smile, kindly eyes, 

Lore for all within her lies." 

Those who know Eleanor will always remember her for her 
sympathy and loving kindness. So helpful, with her sunny dispo- 
sition — who could help falling in love with "our Eleanor?" 



MINNIE BELL WALKER 

"Min" 

Adams, Mass. 

Glee Club (1) (2) Treasurer (2), W. A. A. .Operetta. 

"Good humor is goodness and humor combined." 

Queen Titania, tall and fair is well impersonated by Minnie 
Walker, one of our songsters. We think that Minnie may be tempted 
from the profession too soon — but we wish her luck wherever she is. 



BERNICE EVELYN WARREN 

"Bern" 

South Deerfield, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1). 

" Keep smiling." 

Some people think Bernice is very quiet, but those who are ac- 
quainted with her know differently*. Her quick responses are 
always enjoyed by everyone. We wonder why Bernice blushes when 
the name Franklin is mentioned. Never mind, one or two years 
of teaching will be sufficient to exercise your profession. 



KATHARINE TRESK WISE 

"Kitty" 
Athol Mass., 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Reading Club (1) (2). 

'To look on the bright side of life is to look on the right side." 

This little maid with the "sylph-like figger", the laughing brown 
eyes and the snappy boyish bob hails from Athol. It is a wonder to 
all of us how Kitty can get the high marks, read all the latest books, 
plays, and poems, sew a fine seam and do a host of other things with 
such apparent ease. She certainly is a marvel! 



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MARGARET M. WILCOCK 
"Peg" 

16 Landry St., New Bedford, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (2). 

Neatest 
"A smiling look she has, 
And a figure slight." 

Slie may be small, but what determination, her tiny self con- 
tains! Margaret with her large wardrobe and wealth of material is 
an ever ready source of help. We can truly say, Margaret, that we 
have enjoyed Normal School more because of you. 



RUTH BRESLIN WILLIAMS 

Howland Ave., Adams, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Dramatic Club (1) (2), Class Play. 

Tiniest 

"As full of life as a humming bird." 

As "Puck" in our pantomine of "Midsummer Night's Dream", 
Ruth gave a sprightly flourish to the part. Full of energy and com- 
monsense, this tiny person has made a big impression on our hearts 
amd memories. May life ever keep you busy and as full of vigor as 
you have been during our school days. 



BEATRICE WRIGHT 
"Bea" 

69 Adams St., Orange, Mass. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Class Play, Class Day Speaker, Axis (1), Dra- 
matic Club (President), Student Council. 

"Equalled by few and excelled by none." 

Bob Acres comes dashing upon the stage in gallant array! 
Will anyone ever forget "Bea" Wright as this unique person? "Bea" 
has certainly charmed us all by her clever impersonations on the 
stage or off. Our expression classes have been highly entertained by 
her clever readings! Bea is thorough in all her work, and her suc- 
cesses here insure her successes in the future. 



MARY YOUNG 

"Mae" 
Glendale, Mass. 

President of Travel Club, Student Council, Orchestra (1) (2), 
W. A. A. (1) (2). 

"Of manners gentle, of affections mild." 

Mary is one of the tallest girls in our class, and this is not her 
only asset. We do not know what the orchestra would do without 
Mary. Not only has she played the violin in assembly but many 
classes have been brightened by her extraordinary ability. We 
will expect to hear you over the radio, Mary. Don't fail us! 



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KATHERINE CLARK 

Sunderland, Mass. 

Reading Club. 

A quiet girl, you say, but those who know her best say that she 
is not so quiet! That she is a good sport and a great help in teaching. 
There is no need to wish her success in the profession for we all know 
her great supply of ideas and materials. We all envy the children 
u ho will have such tine instruction. 



BESSIE LANGDON 

Most cheerful 
"Self-rererenre, self-knowledge, self-control. 
These three alone lead to sovereign power." 

At the beginning of our senior year we welcomed Bessie to our 
class and we found her a fine addition. Never have we seen a more 
cheerful girl, a more sincere friend or a more success were possible 
by our wishing it, we certainly would wish it. 



GRACIA RICE 

"Although she only rame this year 
We're mighty glad to hare her here." 

Gracia came to us with several years of teaching experience to 
support her in the Normal struggle. We have learned to respect 
her businesslike methods and practically inexhaustible supply of 
knowledge gained in the teaching field. 



GRETA RICHARDS 

"Crete" 
Blandford, Mass. 

"A iroman is only a woman. 
But—" 

They aren't all like Greta. She is the one who studies and gets 
it over with while the rest of us are thinking about it. And then 
we wonder how she can run around when we are beginning to worry. 



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susie Sanderson 

"Sue" 
Sunderland, Mass. 

"And route what nun/, the man's in hick 
Who turns it all to glee, 
And, laughing, cries irith honest Puck, 
Good Lord] What fools ire be." 

Yes. Sue, wo know what it means to have you laugh at disaster. 
You'll go to it again and drive the thing home, whether it's a school 
in Savoy or a book cover in handwork classes. By the way. Sue, is 
that finished? 



Clastf Boem 



Here in the glorious changeless hills 

Sturdy and strong she stands, 
Queen of the gracious valley, 

Nestling in rugged lands. 

Mystic, stately, and lovely 

The mountains tower above, 
Circling our school on its hill top green, 

Guarding with watchful love. 
Symbol of noble standards 

She has ever cherished dear, 
She has blazoned her message of high ideal 

On the heart of each novice here. 

We stand today at the portals, 

'Tis here to point our way 
Upward and onward to carry 

The lesson she teaches today. 

So we part from our Alma Mater, 
With the vision splendid within, 

A vision of honour and courage 

And strength in life's battles to win. 






Margaret Mullen 



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Janet €lt?atielf) tenable 

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I^HIS "atom of humanity" on arriving in North Adams found a 

-*■ warm welcome from the class of 1928. We are very proud to 

be able to have Janet Elizabeth for our Class Baby. When we 

come back to our Alumni Banquets, we will expect to find our 

small prodigy grown into a veritable pattern of her successors. 



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Mentor Panquet 



WE had been anticipating the Senior Banquet for several weeks, and were we dis- 
appointed? No! The enjoyable evening began with a bus ride to Williams Inn, 
the place where we had decided to hold our last meal together. 



Queen Olives 



Cfje Jfflenu 

Fruit Cocktail 
Chicken Consomme 



Song 

Piano Solo 
Reading 

Half-O-League 

Song 

Dance 

Impromptu Speeches 

Selection 

Song 
Dancing 



To Mr. Smith 
To Miss Porter 
To Mrs. VanEtten 
To Mrs. Smith 
To the Faculty 
To the Man Dances 
To the President 
To the Future 
To the Class of 1928 



Roast Vermont Turkey, Cranberry Sauce 

Mashed Potatoes 

New Asparagus Drawn Butter 

Fruit Salad 

Pineapple College Ice Assorted Cake 

program 



Celery Hearts 



Coffee 



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May Peebles 

Madelaine Goodemote 

Helen Naughton 

( Ellen Makin 

Dorothy Shultz 

Rhoda Harper 

Minnie Walker 

J FlorenceDesautels 

\ Truth Hemenway 

Evelyn Slade 

\ Vivian Hebert 

Olive Myers 

f Elsie Millotte 

I Alice Macedo 



Margaret Mullen 

Barbara Dilk 

Louise Hanson 

Anna Joyce 

Rebecca Eberlein 

Winifred Ellis 

Edwina Fish 

Katherine Wise 

Evelyn Slade 



F. Desautels 

M. Pellissier 
E. Pitt 



Committees; 

ENTERTAINMENT 

E. Makin, Chairman 
R. Harper 

PROGRAM 
R. Loomis, Chairman 

DECORATION 

E. Myers, Chairman 

E. Slade 



T. Hemenway 

K. McGowan 
I. Tavelli 



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gbbrestf of Welcome 



A I A () the Faculty, Parents, Friends and Classmates: — 

■*- We the class of 1928 welcome you to enjoy with us the pleasures of this, our Class 
Day. 

Building what, and for what? 

The snail builds without knowing how, the shell in which he lives. This process 
goes on from year to year, and is completed. 

Many birds build their nests out in the tender branches. Their building too is com- 
pleted. 

I have seen a little child on the beach building little mounds of sand with his pail, 
without thinking how. 

Crossing the Atlantic, we see in France many a castle built out on a promotory for 
man's protection and happiness. His aim in the building is accomplished. 

The "Eye of Time" looks upon all these pictures as one. 

The waves of the sea have destroyed the child's work on the beach. Stars may now 
be seen between the wreckage wrought by winds and storms, of the once impregnable 
castle. 

Even the pyramids have been nearly buried with the shifting sands of time. 
"Man marks the earth with ruin. 
Assyria, Greece, Rome, Carthage — what are they? their shores obey 
The stranger, slave, or savage; their decay 
Has dried up realms to deserts. 

Man's effort in so far as it has been for the glory of man, has been for naught. His 
aims in building have been reached, and nature has overcome them. 

But there is a building which becomes more valuable and necessary through the cen- 
turies, and at no time in the history of America has it been so important as now. I mean — 
the building of character, which is one of the prime factors in education. 

In the building of character, many have followed the worn and beaten roads of the 
crowd, thereby becoming only lamp posts or mere guides to others. In any field of en- 
deavor, in the untrodden path will be found the richest treasure, for in selecting the difficult 
road, one is not only becoming a leader instead of a guide, but is also growing, or building 
his own character. 

The building of the shell, the nest, the mounds of sand, and the castle was com- 
pleted, but — the building of character is never completed. It is a process that is ever 
moving onward, and upward, therefore, we must struggle to keep our ideals high. 

Browning's words are : 

"For these things tend still upward, progress is 
The law of life, man is not Man as yet." 

Returning to this building of character, those having the most influence have been 
our parents, teachers, and friends. Our Faculty has given us not only training in leader- 
ship, but has also had a great deal to do with the molding of our character. They have 
impressed upon us that we, as future teachers have a very important and vital task to 
perform. Namely, that of molding the child's character. 

As the Class of 1928 departs, we trust that its memory will become as a flower in 
the beautiful garden, and that it may bloom throughout the years, giving the joy and 
happiness to you who have so freely given it to us. 

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Classmates: May the faces here today form a picture which will hang long on the 
wall of our souls. 

Through the waste and changes of years, tho' our heads may become hoary, our 
hands begin to tremble; our feet cease to move with the vivacity of youth, remember, — 
the picture may be kept ever unfaded, for t'will take but a breath of memory to remove 
the dimming dust of time. 

May we learn a lesson from the flower of the field, which springs up, throws out its 
leaf, sends forth its bud, its blossom, its bloom. 

As the shades of evening fall, and the sun bids farewell to the flower, the petals first 
droop — then drop, and having fulfilled its mission, it rejoices in the gladness it has brought 
to others, not mourning the brevity of its own life. 

And so, dear classmates, as flowers of the human family, 

"May we not live so that flower by flower 
Shutting in turn, may leave 
A lingerer still for the sunset hour, 
A charm for the shaded eve." 
But, as we struggle onward and upward in our building, may we breathe the soft, sweet 
spirit of the Golden Rule, which teaches that our greatest good is found in service, 

"Not for one's self, but for all." 

Olive Hunt '28 



Eoabs; 



We've traveled the road together 

A road that was two years long 
At first our feet soon wearied, 

But with each step we grew more strong. 

Oft times the road has perplexed us 

And has stretches through fields of new thought 
And many of us have discovered 

The work for which we sought. 

Now we all are approaching 

A place where the roadway forks, 
And with mingled joy and sorrow, 

We part — to take up our work. 



Marion J. Blood '28 






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&bbres# to tfje Juniors; 

"This world that we're a-livin' in 
Is mighty hard to heat. 
With every rose you get a thorn, 
lint ain't the roses sweet?" 

1 SUPPOSE that we seniors have all been pricked by a good many thorns during the 
past year but, the very hardest "job" of the whole two years we have spent among 
the blooming roses — is coming tomorrow. For tomorrow we must bid farewell to all 
— our faculty, our classmates, our midnight feasts, and scampering mice with whom we 
have become so friendly, but the sharpest and "stingiest" prick of all, we must each 
say goodbye to a member of our immediate family — our own little Junior sister! 

But, never fear, Juniors, to help comfort you, we are leaving a great deal of advice — 
free of charge, too! 

First, we are going to offer a few helpful suggestions for you to follow during your 
summer vacation, I would profit by this friendly counsel, Myself. 

Try and "get chummy" with a couple of good cement mixers for next year. Mr. 
Smith will want everything to be concrete. 

Go in for target practice regularly — several times a week. Mrs. "Van" adheres 
rigidly to the old maxim "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" but, just the same, she 
can't be held responsible if you happen to be a poor shot. 

Begin copying poems tonight for your anthology next year. You may be wearing 
your arm in a sling towards the first of June, if you don't. And, just to cultivate a spirit 
of helpfulness, why not make carbon copies for the weaker ones? 

If you think you might like to own long, flowing tresses before another year rolls 
around, plan to cultivate them during the summer months. You've no idea how much 
time and energy it will save from faculty conferences if they can be spared the effort of 
figuring out a method for Miss So-and-so to arrange her hair more attractively. 

Plan to take at least a correspondence course in shorthand. It is the only way you 
will be able to take dictation from Mr. Carpenter in Management Class. 

In your spare time, become acquainted with two or three really "nice" boys, pre- 
ferably equipped with cars capable of climbing the trail in the dead of winter, for use at 
man dances next year. Some sweet obliging young thing may offer to invite a perfectly 
charming young man for you. But, we have had experience! Take our advice, and see 
him first. 

Make a practice of breaking the law next summer. The experience gained in 
the witness stand, being cross-examined by exasperating lawyers is just the drill you 
need for use in Psychology Class. 

Now, may I add a last word about the correct use of your vacation? Remember, 
we do not want you to become too fatigued. If it is going to prove too much for you to 
take the trip home Friday after Graduation, stop over until Saturday or possibly Sunday 
in order to afford yourself plenty of time to pack leisurely. 

And this summer, your parents may be lenient and a bit over-indulgent by not in- 
sisting that your light be out by "quarter after" every night. But, remember your duty 
as future school teachers. The time to form good worthwhile habits is now. 

By the time you have followed up all these suggestions it will undoubtedly be Sep- 
tember nineteenth and you will be back at dear old N. A. N. S. meeting your Junior sisters. 

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You will be rather unhappy at first, I am afraid, because, as Seniors, I think yon will 
find that you will really have to study. But, never fear, we have even more helpful sug- 
gestions for your use then. Just listen — 

Flan to devote at least a full study hour to the preparation of "The History of Your 
Home Town". We have found that one of said histories cannot be compiled quite so 
completely as Mr. Eldridge would like to have it during time after breakfast and 8.20. 

Never criticize your elders. It is very poor taste. They will constantly censure 
you, both as individuals and as a class, but remember, this is for your own good! 

Observe study hour with the same solemn severity that we have used during the 
past two years. All rehearsals held during study hour for vaudeville acts should be staged 
in rooms equipped with large, spacious closets and containing beds with dustless floors 
beneath them. 

Another thing, just because Miss Sholes has the best disposition in twenty counties, 
as a matter of principle, don't forget your sewing every single day in the week as an ex- 
cuse to come over to the dormitory after the morning mail. 

Don't get all tired out practising for the Basketball Finals. We have proved that a 
senior class can win if it wants to. So, another year, just live on our reputation. We'll 
let you. 

bast, but not least, don't forget the sweetness of the roses. We will not deny the pre- 
sence of the thorns, but, after all, this is really a jolly old world and we are apt to fine just 
what we are looking for. So remember : 

"This world that we're a-livin' in 
Is mighty hard to beat; 
With every rose you get a thorn, 
But ain't the roses sweet?" 

T. Hemenway 




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Ivy of most tender green. 
You imply pure truth serene; 
And when from these halls we go, 
With this chain we honor so, 
May we always keep supreme 
All the vows our school will deem — 
That we give each girl and boy, 
Knowledge that will give them joy; 
That they may this great world bless 
With success and righteousness. 

Ivy from the woodlands fair 

Teach us what you have learned there — 

Let it be simplicity, 

Also true humility. 

May we ever strive like you 

Seeking all that's good and true; 

Gaining strength as on we go; 

Making friends — but ne'er a foe; 

Always working for success, 

Always preaching righteousness. 

CHORUS 

Ivy, Ivy, Ivy green! 
All our hopes we plant in thee. 
Keep us strong and keep us true. 
Answer this our prayer to you. 

Words by A. Joyce 
Music by H. Naughton 



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Clas& iltsitorp 

"High among the noble Berkshires, 

Overlooking rugged lands, 
Glorious in strength and grandeur, 
Our dear Alma Mater stands.'' 

TTERE love, wisdom and friendship, are the greatest achievements of all. 
-*• *■ It was in September, 1926 that we, as timid, unsophisticated Juniors first ven- 
tured upon the cmapus of our distinguished North Adams Normal School. "Comes 
there ever a sudden impulse in life to retrace one's afore-determined steps?" Perhaps 
so, at least such was the feeling of some of us when first we launched our ship on this new, 
strange, and unbounded sea of learning. 

However, our fears and forebodings were soon dispelled. Mr. Smith, our worthy 
principal welcomed us. At the Senior-Junior Reception, which soon -followed, we made 
the acquaintance of many never-to-be-forgotten friends. 

Every ship enters not upon a voyage without its trusty guides. So we chose for 
our leaders — Evelyn Slade, President; Margaret Karrey, Vice-President; Olive Hunt, 
Secretary; and Olive Myers, Treasurer. 

Our work began and the days flew by. An undercurrent of excitement and the oft 
reiterated question, "Whom are you taking?" and "What are you going to wear?" an- 
nounced the approach of an important event in the social life of our school — the first 
Man Dance. 

At last our made-to-order day came October 12, so we started out early for our long 
awaited and twice postponed Greylock trip. How glad we were that we, obeying an in- 
ward urge to be out with nature had come at this time. 

Many are the happy memories of our Hallowe'en and Christmas Parties. Our 
Christmas Carolling not only proved an inspiration to ourselves but served as a means to 
impress others with the significance of the season. 

One of the first outstanding accomplishments of our Student Council was the in- 
troducing of clubs as extra -curricula activities. 

One thing is forever good. "Success." Thus we entered — during the last sem- 
ester of our Junior year upon the path which we hoped would lead us to success — that of 
teaching. 

We will never forget the talk which our neighbor, Dorothy Canfield Fisher gave us 
on Creative Reading. Mrs. Fisher was the Todd lecturer for the year 1927. 

Near the end of our school year we were transported to China by the worthy presen- 
tation of the "Dragon of Wufoo." This operetta was made possible through the com- 
bined efforts of the Glee Club and members of the Senior Class. 

At the commencement exercises we reluctantly bade "Farewell" to the seniors. 
Our first year at N. A. N. S. was ended and we felt something great had been accom- 
plished, but there were greater things to be undertaken. It was not Eve, but Dawn. 

SENIOR YEAR 

"The reward of one duty fulfilled is the power to fulfill another." This year we 
returned with an additional duty — that of being a Big Sister to a Junior Girl. The class 
of 1928 was the first to adopt this new movement suggested by the Student Council. We 
feel that this Big and Little Sister Movement has been a great prompter of friendships. 

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One of the first things which came to the attention of us serious seniors was the elec- 
tion of officers. We chose Olive Hunt, President; Ruth Looniis, Vice-President; Ellen 
Makin, Secretary; Evelyn Myers, Treasurer. 

Our gay and charming man-dance, together with our many other pleasures en- 
livened hours of teaching. The little ones at the Training School became very much enam- 
ored with our varieties of procedure. 

All our days grew full and fuller with our unique assembly programs, our interesting 
psychology classes, our original expression stunts, our progressive clubs, and our trips to 
Albany which were chaperoned by Mr. Venable and Mr. Eldridge. 

Late in the fall "the rains descended and the floods came." The onrushing waters 
did not succeed in reaching Normal Hill, but in the words of Coleridge: "There was 
Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink." 

On the night of February 3, we were transplanted into Fairy Land when an adap- 
tation of "Midsummer Night's Dream" was presented by the entire Senior Class. 

"Rock-a-bye baby on the tree top." Yes, this was certainly appropriate now. One 
fine morning, the birth of Janet Venable, daughter of our popular Science teacher, was an- 
nounced. We were so overjoyed with the news, we decided to adopt Janet as our class 
baby. 

On an afternoon in springtime, three teams of Seniors met and defeated three teams 
of Juniors at basketball Well done, thou good and faithful Seniors! 

Could there have been a more inspiring, witty, forceful speaker than Dr. Charles 
Judd who enlightened us on our "Social Inheritance." Dr. Judd is the second Todd 
lecturer we have heard. 

As two modest participants in the Senior Play, "The Rivals," we must refrain from 
elucidating the merits of it, but general opinion proclaims it was "the best ever." 

Quickly following in succession have come the Glee Club Concert, the Alumni 
Biennial Banquet, the Senior Banquet, and the Field Day Pageant, on which day 
Juniors, Seniors, and pupils of Mark Hopkins Training School excelled in games, dances 
and contests. 

Now, Seniors, our history of days at N. A. N. S. is ended. We should like to thank 
all our teachers for their patience, smiles and words of encouragement which have held 
us to our course. Thus we shall enter a new harbor on life's sea, ever remembering: — 
"The teacher has the noblest task 
The hungering heart of man could ask, 
To point the way to educate, 
To vivify, to recreate, 
To banish strife and bring sweet hope, 
To light the way for those who grope, 
To opt' new worlds, throw steadying light, 
Remove the doubt, confirm the right, 
With living fact in diligence. 
To motivate intelligence. 
With patient seeking find the Soul 
And nurture it to perfect whole, 
With noblest art make those who plod 
Look up and swing in step with God." 

Evelyn Holt 
Beatrice Wright 

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Yvonne — Doesn't it seem good to be back at N. A. X. S. after six years absence? 

Rufus — Yes, and wasn't it fun seeing the girls again at the banquet? 

Yvonne — This is room 18, isn't it? "Yiv" Hebert and Ann Donnis lived here. When 
they left this room I'll wager they never thought they would go into the day nursery 
business, but they are fine caretakers. 

Unfits — Why I never expected them to go into that sort of thing. By the way, did you 
see Ethel Rollins at the banquet? She was trying to get me interested in her day 
nursery. I think I really would have donated a little but she said she had very few 
Negro children and I think Pickaninnies are so cute don't you? 

Yvonne — Isn't this the Alumnae issue of the Axis} I wonder what it says about our 
class. 

Rufus — What luck! Now we can hear about ourselves. Alice Macedo, did you see her 
picture in the rotogravure section of the Sunday paper? She is hostess of a new night 
club in New York. 

Yvonne — She must make a popular hostess. You know Christine Alderman is a member 
of the Laughing Chorus which entertains tired business men. She chummed with 
Gert Lyons who is the originator of the Just-So Curls. They are quite a fad in Holly- 
wood. 

Rufus — O yes, did you notice my marcel, Yvonne? I like it loads and where do you 
suppose I got it? At a little beauty shop on Ashland Street that Stella Norris has 
started. 

Yvonne — Did you hear Adeline Briggs' speech at the banquet? I never knew she could 
elucidate on the subject "Men," Principals, and Superintendents." Whom did you 
sit with? 

Rufus — Well, Dot Shultz sat near me and tried to sell me something — Now let me see 
what was it? A folding bath-tub or an automatic onion peeler. Anyway she was a 
very good saleswoman and whatever it was it cost me $2.50. 

Yvonne — That reminds me. I went to Cheshire yesterday and stopped at a large farm- 
house for water. Ruth Jenks greeted me. It seems Ruth has had her one desire 
granted, to spend the rest of her days shooing ducks from the back porch and raising — 
little — onions. 

Rufus — Have you been out to Blackinton to visit the ideal farm? I had heard much about 
it and when I found that Evelyn Myers and Evelyn Van Horn were running it I was 
surprised. 

Yvonne — Oh, there goes Dorothy Bates. Do you remember her? She played the lead 
in our Senior play. Well, now she is understudy for John Barrymore in "Hamlet." 

Rufus — Another important place in the theatrical world is being well filled by one of our 
class — Helen Naughton has taken over the vacancy which was left by E. H. Southern. 

Yvonne — I wonder how many more of our classmates have become famous. I know that 
Rebecca Eberlein is President of Wellesley College, and of course you couldn't forget 
the fact that Edwina Fish has taken Helen Wills' place and is getting Europe by love — 
games. 

Rufus — -Have you seen Katharine Osgood play? Her baseball nine is becoming world- 
famous. 

Yvonne — Not only baseball nines are becoming famous but so are the gowns designed 
by Ellis and Holt. 

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Rufus — Speaking of clothes. The present students are certainly well-groomed. It must 
be because they have such an efficient tailor — Agnes Salmon is very successful in that 
line — "The sins of the fathers are certainly visited on the children." 

Yvonne — Mildred Bergman's lecture today on "The Elimination of Mice from Our 
Universe" was to the point, wasn't it? 

Unfits — The other day I heard Doctor Shulda speak over the radio from the Dental Col- 
lege: She is a well-known authority on teeth and has certainly gone far since Normal 
days. 

Yvonne — You know, Rufus, I haven't seen Eunice Brown since graduation hut I heard she 
is running her father's grain business and raising what are known as the "Brown 
Birds," a new type of hen. 

Rufus — Well, well here's the bus from Adams full of alumnae. Since Marvis Stetson 
started her bus line the cares of the commuters are over. 

Yvonne — There's Mildred Davis getting out of the bus. The last I heard she was nur- 
sing mumps patients. 

And Florence Desautels is teaching dancing in Ned Wayburn's school in New York. 

Rufus — When I was in New York I saw Elsie Milotte's name on Broadway. Mrs. Mal- 
aprop has surely gained fame. 

Yvonne — I went to Boston recently to see one of her plays and before the matinee I 
sauntered into this huge beauty parlor and a very modern person inquired if we had an 
appointment. I almost collapsed — why it was Edith Dann only her nom de beauty 
parlor is Miss Chippett. 

Rufus — When I was in Boston this spring I saw the cutest child in Filene's, modeling in 
the children's department — guess who it was? Yes, you're right it was Ruth Pollard. 
I met "Kitty" Wise on the street while there and she asked me to visit her. I was 
surprised when I found out that she was matron of a Home for Aged men. The poor 
dears seemed very happy and contented though. 

Yvonne — I sat between Agnes Dorsey and Anna Joyce at the banquet. They informed 
me that I should see the results of their efforts at reforming the modern youth. They 
have a retreat for lonely hearts. 

Jean Drysdale is doing something unusual. She has joined the "Paulistina" choir 
which sings with the Salvation Army. 

Rufus — People are doing unusual things these days. Coming up on the train I read a 
new book. It's "An Answer to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" written by Alicia Scanlan. 
All the critics say that she has spent a long time collecting material for it. 

Yvonne — I read a book by one of our classmates, called "Winnie at Waverly." Can you 
imagine by whom it was written? 

Unfits — Certainly. I always thought that Nora Harrington had enough information on 
that subject to fill a book. 

Why it says here in the Normalogue that the senior pictures were taken by Katherine 
McGowan who has taken Mrs. Sanford's place. Speaking of changes, I noticed Ger- 
trude Mc Laughlin was in the library where Miss Donelson used to be. 

Yvonne — I havn't seen Barbara Dilk in ages. Really, I think it must be two weeks. 
Then she was having a terrible time teaching a flock of seals to stand on their heads. 

Rufus — Do tell? Did you see the Presidential Car last night? The first lady of the land 
was arriving with her body-guard. Honey O'Dea is certainly just as democratic as 
ever for all her high position! 

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Yvonne — Loretta Donsbough has quite a high position too. She is a judge in Ashley 
Falls. I had to find that out by being arrested for speeding and brought before her. 
She was quite lenient I assure you. 

Rufus — O yes, I read about your arrest in the paper. There was a good deal about the 
election in Hatfield too. It must bave heen very exciting. Martha Pelissier as the 
mayor will no doubt be very successful. Were you at Ellen Makin's inauguration? 
Wasn't I thrilled when they announced the new woman governor of Nebraska. 

Yvonne — You'll never guess what I read about Charlotte Dankszewicz in our paper. 
She's changed her name to Mrs. Doe. I wouldn't be troubled very much with the 
spelling of that one. I know of four others who have committed matrimony. Mrs. 
Radcliffe Morrill, formerly Olive Hunt, is bringing up four little "icouldbe" Presidents. 
Eulalia Fraga is wed to a nobleman who fell in love with her first name and now she's 
Lady Eulalia. "Gert" Keys married a man named Locke. It must be a good com- 
pany, the Locke and Keyes. 

Rufus — Matrimony prevented "Minnie" Walker from coming back to the banquet, 
since her Ladies' Aid was having a special meeting. I think Helena Miliman has taken 
up matrimony as a life work, too. Do you remember how interested she used to be 
in saxophone playing? 

Yvonne — They didn't all turn out old maids, did they? I wonder what became of Dor- 
othy Haskins? She went into the Amazon exploring and they havn't heard from her. 
I suppose the jungle fascinated her. 

Rufus — You know for a long time I've been planning a trip abroad this summer and 
I've decided to consult Margaret Wilcock who organizes the Wilcock tours. I'm plan- 
ning to stop at Hawaii on my way. 

Yvonne — You could plan to see Katherine Kane. She is teaching there and likes it. 
Why here's Bernadette Foley's picture. Her school of Elocution gave a recital in 
Fall River and Bernadette read "The Highwayman." You should have heard her. 

Rufus — Beatrice Wright's expression has helped fit her for her present responsibilities. 
She is the counsel for the defense in that scandalous case over the ownership of an air- 
plane. One would never expect Belle Putnam and Bernice Warren to be involved in 
such a serious dispute. 

Yvonne — I was told Helen French got her job through a pull. She is the most famous 
dentist in her town. Madeline Goodermote is her assistant. The most sympathetic 
girl in our class has a fine job. Marleah Graves is selling Fords. She induces people 
to buy the cars and then she sympathizes with the Fords. 

Rufus — My, my how changed things are. There's Eva Pitt now. Since she has taken 
up her work as skating instructor she has not fallen off nearly as much. Perhaps you 
didn't know that Mary Peters had forsaken "the" professions. She has been studying 
medicine and is now practising in rural districts. 

Yvonne — All I could find out about Mary Hannaford was that she was keeping the home- 
fires burning and working on an invention which will make short people tall. Louise 
Hanson, is still guiding people through the Old North Church and doing charity work. 

Rufus — Did you know that Dorothy Meeker has composed a popular song called "Meeker 
Love You" and is living on the royalties. Olive Myers is still musical, too. When I 
was at the Teacher's Convention, I heard her play for a gym exhibition. Her sense 
of rhythm is still with her! 

Yvonne — This is nothing but the truth. Truth Hemenway owns a shirt-making factory, 
and they tell me she keeps her employees in stitches. Elsie Cahoon is also helping 
humanity by conducting a sanitarium for tired school-teachers. 

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Rufus — Yes, indeed, Thelma Nutting is there resting from a nervous strain which she 
went through, when striking for more pay. 

Yvonne — Didn't we have quite a poet in our class? Oh yes! Marion Blood! She writes 
poetry for the East Siders; you know that is one means of getting them close to nature. 

Rufus — She was a very sweet girl. Mary Moriarty and Pauline Newton were two of the 
sweetest, also. Mary because of her diplomacy is — I understand — an ambassador of 
international affairs. And you must stop in the "Cheat 'em Boys" Tea Room on ('ape 
Cod that Pauline is managing. 

Yvonne — Why I didn't know that Bertha Fobes had charge of archery at North Adams. 
This is a fine picture of her with her outfit. 

Rufus — In connection with the faculty now, did you know that Miss Jenkins had retired 
and Eleanor Walker is filling her place very satisfactorily. She always did have a soft 
spot in her heart for rural schools. 

Yvonne — Rhoda Harper's knowledge of school papers must have something to do with 
her present position as editor of a large newspaper. I think the Herald-Tribune. 

Rufus — Why Anna Quinn has a column on that paper! She writes Ann's Agonizing Ad- 
vice. One can buy advice for three cents a line and that is really quite inexpensive. 
Helen Stewart was a good friend of hers. She is still in the "paper city" and by her 
efforts has added to its distinction. The effects gained by her wall-papering are quite 
wonderful! 

Yvonne — She furnishes Jenniemae Cooper's interior decorating establishment with her 
fine paper. Have you noticed the changes in the dorm? Mary Young has certainly 
done wonders here. Even the radiators are hand-painted! 

Rufus — That looks like Evelyn Slade coming around the corner. Did you know she was 
managing a correspondence school, teaching young girls how to be real ladies. We all 
know how successful she would be in that field. Speaking of educating girls, I hear Mr. 
Smith is recommending the "Finish'em School" for girls where May O'Donnell is the 
dean and a splendid influence for the girls. The professor of archaeology, Margaret 
Mullen is enjoying her Sabbatical year among the tombs of Egypt. 

Yvonne — Yes, so I have heard and Mary Perry is abroad, too. She made such a nice 
maid in "The Rivals," that she is now in the "Dinklewink Monarchy" acting as lady- 
in-Waiting to her Royal Highness. Sophie Kronick and Celia Less are abroad im- 
personating the "Duncan Sisters". I hear they have scored quite a success. 

Rufus — Were you down on the baseball field yesterday when Ann Sears landed? The 
normal girls need worry no more because of late arriving mail since Ann started her 
air mail. I wonder if you knew what Ruth Williams was doing? She has a perfectly 
lovely hot dog stand down on Ashland St. Even the Atlanta Special is badly crippled 
by the competition. 

Yvonne — I haven't seen Ida Tavelli since I came back. Someone said that her gasoline 
station on the road to Williamstown keeps her pretty well tied down. Why there goes 
Marjorie Powers!! 

Rufus — Haven't you heard how much more adept the normal girls have become at horse- 
back riding since "Marge" started her riding school? 

Yvonne — Last but not least have you heard the latest about "Lindy" — I mean Mae 
Johnson's dog "Lindy." I hear that Mae is teaching him to talk, and they are going 
on the Keith Circuit. 

Rufus — Are you surprised, Yvonne, that so few girls followed the teaching profession? 

Yvonne — I don't know, Rufus, I think most of us expected it and after all, I don't think 
the teaching profession has suffered much, do you? 

Rufus — Why there is a speaker on in three minutes; we really must go, but it has been 
fun discussing the girls. 

Yvonne Benoit 

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Class Mill 

IN the name of the class Nineteen Hundred Twenty Eight-of the North Adams Normal 
School, located in this city, the city of North Adams, the county of Berkshire, and the 
state of Massachusetts, we, the class of Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Eight, being in poor 
health and knowing it is impolite to take hence from the world any of its elements, have 
stopped, compared, deliberated and came to the conclusion, that our possessions should 
be disposed of as follows: 
To Principal Roy Leon Smith: 

A set of parallel bars so that he may daily experience the thrill of his college days, 
when he succeeded in doing stunts on said bar. 
To our Advisor, Miss Porter: 

A bench to place outside her office for the accomodation of the dozen or more girls 
who fill the tunnel seeking Tuesday morning conferences. 

To Mr. Eldridge: 

An electric picture machine, so that no effort may be wasted changing slides, but 
all attention given to explanation till all paints are clear. 
To MissBa right: 

We will furniture movers, and stage builders enough to help her in forthcoming 
productions. 
To Miss Pearson : 

We bequeath a roll of wallpaper so that seniors shall have colors to match. 
To Miss Perry: 

We desire that she have an hour out of Wednesday evening study hour for Glee 
Club which hour will insure the girl's presence. 
To Miss Sholes: 

A set of ready-made doll houses for her to give to seniors to play with, thus elim- 
inating the necessity that the seniors make them. 
To Miss Owens: 

An escalator to be installed on Bradley Hill. 
To Mr. V enable: 

Salve for the next time his gold fish play with copper and get black spots. And 
also a scooter on which to travel back and forth to school and out to Bishop. 
To Mr. Vummings: 

A room on the third floor with plenty of air and light, which will encourage vig- 
orous work on the part of his class. 
To Miss Donelson: 

A book locater, so that she no longer will have to assume a viscious attitude pon- 
dering over lost books. 
To Miss Jenkins: 

Lindy's Spirit of St. Louis for quick transportation from one school to another, 
and rose colored glasses to wear when she visits our schools. 
To Miss Allyn: 

We bequeath a machine to record all the kind deeds she's always doing for every- 
body. 

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To Mrs. Van Etten: 

Blinkers so that she can't see everything and everywhere at once. 

To Miss Ferguson : 

A stretcher to stretch the money when she's counting it, in hopes that there'll 
he enough left over for a commission for her. 
To Mark Hopkins Faculty: 

A more comfortable teachers' room , another gymnasium, and four additional 
victrolas. 
To Miss Osley: 

A few extra chairs and a clothes closet just for her own clothes. 
To Miss Andrews: 

A zoo in which to keep the animals the children are always bringing to school. 
To Miss Lyman: 

A padlock to put on the door, so that townspeople can not mess up the schoolroom 
at night. 
To Miss Heald: 

A bus to replace her Ford and accommodate her ever increasing group of fellow 
passengers. 
To Mr. Carpenter: 

We leave in his care a publishing house from which to get his seventy books a year, 
and a list of girl's names who would be glad to receive the discarded books. We also 
leave an enormous container, not to hold his tests but to enable him to carry away with 
him the best wishes of the North Adams faculty and student body for great success 
and happiness. 
To Ruth Gennett: 

Ellen Makin's lengthy tresses and dignified walk to give her the dignity of a senior. 
To Mildred Ferguson : 

Gert Lyons' curly hair. 
To Katherine Finn: 

Rebecca Eberlein's ability to govern our school. 
To Peg Kramer: 

Margaret Muellen's sophistication. 
To Francis Tobin : 

Ruth Pollard's specials, these plus those she daily receives should insure one 
three times a day. 
To Marian Leary: 

Truth Hemenway and Kitty Wise's trips to M. A. C. house parties. 
To Margaret Cliff e: 

Yvonne Benoit's ability to impersonate and entertain. 
To Marian Jordan: 

Jenimae Cooper's and Elsie Cahoon's artistic ability. 
To Mae Meehan: 

Barbara Dilk's position as head of sports. 
To Gladys Kane and Gertrude Oshmann : 

Ann's and Vrv's faithful companionship. 

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To Muriel Emery: 

Ed Fish's position as our faculty waitress. 
To Beet Kiley and Helen De Roche: 

Helen French's and Estelle Norris' Williams' men. 
To Ann Gooden and Lily Turner: 

Mary Hanaford's and Marge Powers' ability to do the Lindy Hop. 
To Hazel Belliveau: 

Louise Hanson's sweet personality. 
To Thelma Flagg : 

Rohda Harper's cleverness especially to plan circuses. 
To Genie Gleason : 

Olive Hunt's private reception room. 
To Madeline Townsend: 

Mary Johnson's sweet voice to wake us at the break of day. 
To Ruth Barnes: 

Marian Blood's and Anna Joyce's combined ability to write poetry for the Axis. 
To Bessie Garbose : 

Ruth Loomis' dry humor. 
To Edith Mottram : 

Dot Meeker's success as a hostess at a tea for the Reverend Mr. and Mrs. Rocke. 
To Elsie Halenon : 

Bea Wright's habit of rising at five o'clock to get her work done. 
To Harriet Southwick: 

The telephone calls of the entire dormitory. 
To the Town Juniors: 

An extra supply of young men so they can help the dorm girls when man-dances 
come around. 

A Chef to prepare appetizing and delectable noonday meals. 
To the Dormitory Girls: 

An entire revision of dormitory rules which will result in the following changes. 

Allow for the enforcement of only one study hour a week which study hour is to be 
held on Wednesday evening and is to be given over to Glee Club. 

Abolish, "Quarter after, lights out please." 

Permit automobile riding. 

Make arrangement for breakfasts served in bed. 

Allow for other modifications which the girls deem desirable. 
To the Waitresses: 

A new luncheon menu which will eliminate "seconds" and soup. 

Be it herewith stated that for the execution of these particulars we do appoint 
"Mr. Yes Mam." We, the undersigned do hereby file this, the last will and testament by 
that class being graduated on June 15, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred 
and twenty-eight. Ellen Makin 

Mary O'Donnell 

As witnesses, we add our testimony as to the kindness behind this jocularity. 

Leaky Tunnel 
Squeaky Cats 
Jerky Trolleys 

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3bp ©ration 



CLASSMATES: The ivy that we are to plant here today is symbolic of the past, 
present and future. 

For twenty-nine years, classes of young people, hopeful, full of enthusiasm and the 
fresh radiance of youth have stooped and with reverent hand placed the tiny ivy plant 
in the bosom of old Mother Earth. 

Today we shall do so and this ivy. symbol of our hopes and aspirations will be mingled 
with the ideals and attainments of twenty-nine classes that have gone before us. We are 
thus irrevocably linked up with the past. 

It is symbolic of the present as it has not attained its full growth; it is young, tender, 
and untried. 

It symbolizes our future. How high will it climb? Will its tiny tendrils cling hard 
and fast to the wall, no matter how hard the substance? Will it spread to some unex- 
plored, open space and be a pioneer? What will it do with its throbbing life? What will 
we do with ours? 

I am reminded at this time of this subtle bit of philosophy from the rich culture of 
India so aptly expressed by Rabindranth Tagore in his translation from the original 
Bengali: "One day when the lotus bloomed, alas, my mind was straying, and I knew it 
not. My basket was empty and the flower remained unheeded. 

Only now and again a sadness fell upon me, and I started up from my dream and felt 
a sweet trace of a strange fragrance in the south wind. 

That vague sweetness made my heart ache with longing and it seemed to me that it 
was the eager breath of the summer seeking for its completion. 

I knew not then that it was so near, that it was mine, and that this perfect sweetness 
had blossomed in the depth of my own heart." 

Can this ivy here today stir within us this "eager breath of summer seeking for its 
completion?" 

"I do not know beneath what sky 
Nor on what seas shall be thy fate; 
I only know it shall be high, 
I only know it shall be great." 

Rebecca EberJein 



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The ivy which we are planting 

Will climb upward through the years; 

And the wind will breathe in its tendrils 
An echo of laughter and tears. 

A message of love undying, 

And memory ever dear. 
Which the classes departing, departed. 

Send back. And the thought brings cheer. 

That there clings round the walls of our Normal 

A mantle of verdure green, 
The symbol of numberless loving hearts, 

Unforgotten the long unseen. 

So, Ivy, yours be the duty. 

We place our trust in you 
Breathe our message of faithful love 

As time proves it steadfast and true. 

Margaret Mullen 



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Junior Class 



Ruth Harriet Barnes 
Helene Agnes Barrett 
Hazel J. Belliveau 
Bernadette Bouvier 
Doris E. Burnett 
Virginia M. Cameron 
Margaret Loretta Carlton 
Dorothy I. Chalmers 
Dorothy Chamberlain 
Katherine Elizabeth Clark 
Sara Elizabeth Clarke 
Lillian A. Cleminson 
Margaret Murial Cliffe 
Margaret A. Coffey 
Catherine G. Costello 
Edna Crompton 
Fannie Isabelle Curtis 
Catherine Frances Dailey 
Cecile O. DeBois 
Helen Katherine DeRoehe 
Muriel Leona Emery 
Mildred Ruth Ferguson 
Katherine Mary Quinn 
Eleanor Marie Fitzgerald 
Thelma Gertrude Flagg 
Mary Frances Ford 
Theresa M. Gamari 
Bessie Garbose 
Ruth Marguerite Gennett 
Genie Ethelyn Gleason 
Edith Mildred Grange 
Eleanor Ladd Grant 
Anna Ruth Groden 
Corinne Elsie Halonen 
Grace Mabel Harwood 
Maybelle Ellen Hicks 
Catherine V. Johnson 
Marion Gertrude Jordan 
Gladys Kane 
Beatrice E. Kiley 
Helen Korchinski 
Marguerite Kramer 
Bessie Langdon 
Marion Leary 
Mary T. MacDonald 
Margaret MacLeod 



North Adams 

North Adams 

Worcester 

North Adams 

Adams 

Newtonville 

North Adams 

Adams 

Springfield 

Sunderland 

Sunderland 

Adams 

Adams 

Westfield 

Springfield 

New Bedford 

Franklin 

North Adams 

Adams 

Athol 

Wakefield 

Adams 

Northampton 

So. Belchertown 

Turners Falls 

North Adams 

North Adams 

Athol 

Holyoke 

Orange 

Easthampton 

Sunderland 

Worcester 

Quincy 

Charlemont 

North Adams 

West Stockbridge 

Wakefield 

Great Barrington 

Millers Falls 

Greenfield 

Springfield 

West Stockbridge 

Holyoke 

Westfield 

Amherst 



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Mary Katherine Maley 

Edith Marshall 

Margaret McConnell 

Florence Meacham 

Mae Irene Meehan 

Genevieve Mereier 

Edith Mottram 

Irene Moulton 

Kathryn Murray 

Hazel Xeidel 

Agnes Odell 

Helen O'Gara 

Winifred O'Neil 

Gertrude Osehman 

Agnes Patterson 

Susie Petcen . 

Mariam Pierce 

Lucie Grace Pritchard 

Gratia Serena Rice . 

Greta Blair Richards 

Antoinette M. Ruberto 

Gertrude Evelyn Ryan 

Susie Edna Sanderson 

Margery Katrina Sands 

Alice E. Scholz 

Mabel M. Schorge . 

Catherine Orr Scott 

Mary Agnes Sheehan 

Gladys Gwendolyn Sime 

Harriet A. Southwick 

Marie Angel Souza 

Mary Anna Swochak 

Xoemi Adelaide Todiella 

Frances H. Tobin 

Mildred M. Tosh 

Madeline Elizabeth Townsend 

Lily Turner 

Adrianna Urbanski 

Mildred T. Watson 

Annette J. Witanek 

Francis P. Wright 



Pittsfield 

North Adams 

North Adams 

Springfield 

Leeds 

Pittsfield 

Easthampton 

North Adams 

Lee 

Easthampton 

Adams 

South Hadley Falls 

North Adams 

Great Barrington 

North Adams 

Hatfield 

Hadley 

Lanesboro 

Charlemont 

Woronoco 

Pittsfield 

East Lee 

Haydenville 

Adams 

Adams 

Adams 

Adams 

Greenfield 

Adams 

Clinton 

New Bedford 

Southwick 

North Adams 

Worcester 

Adams 

Springfield 

Worcester 

Adams 

Holyoke 

Adams 

Middlefield 



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fEfje g>tuoent Council 

Mr. Wallace Venable, Faculty Member 



President 
Vice-President 

Secretary 

Edwina Fish '28 
Margaret Coffey '29 
( 'lass Presidents 
House President 



Rebecca Eberlein '28 

Evelyn Slade '28 

Ruth Jenks '28 

Mae Median '29 
Frances Tobin '29 
Club Presidents 
Axis Editor 



'TMIE STUDENT COUNCIL, while in its infancy is rapidly becoming full grown and 
■*- one of the strongest institutions of our school. Last year it was firmly grounded 
and we believe this year a definite contribution has been made toward further strength- 
ening the ideals for which it stands — development of strong leadership and cooperation 
through student self government. 

If the many and varied activities controlled, directed or accomplished by the Council 
were to be outlined you would soon grow weary and in this day of few words and much 
action cease to read before reaching the end. Instead of enumerating the attainments 
or contributions which are now history and indelibly written in the annals of our Nornal 
School life you will be more interested to know the reasons for the successful completion 
of the year's work. 

First, the Council expresses its indebtedness to you, readers, for it is you who are 
mainly responsible for the large number of projects successfully carried out. You — mem- 
bers of the classes of '28 and '29, for did not each one of you "do yourself proud" in one or 
more assembly programs in spite of the fact that you may have shivered and chattered in- 
wardly and lain awake the whole night before in anticipation of your public appearance? 
Think a moment. Is not this but one of many instances where you have shown co- 
operation and stood loyally back of your school in what it attempted to do? 

Every Council member is to be commended for her prompt and regular attendance 
at the regular and special meetings. This is especially praiseworthy and plays no small 
part in the success of any club or organization. 

Mr. Smith, while remaining very much in the background, has displayed a sym- 
pathetic interest and comradeship that has been apparent in all situations. 

To Mr. Venable a chorus of praise is due. You may be sure he lent his "Scientific 
Mind" to the practical solution of every problem that arose. Many was the time he 
put his finger right on the spot that needed the treatment most and guided us in thinking 
in a straight and unbiased way. He always let the other person have an opinion. Bi- 
monthly he rushed in from the rural school where he was observing to be on hand at our 
meetings. Mr. Venable has studied the problem of Student Government at Columbia 
University and his inspiration, counsel and co-operation as "just one of us" is inestimable. 
He always knows what he is saying and best of all — everybody on the Council likes him 
and his presence there has been always enjoyed. 

Miss Jenks, Secretary of the Council has kept such complete, neat, legible and ac- 
curate records that it is a pleasure to read them. Her zeal has been unfailing and she 
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In the o])iiiioii of "those who know" the chairmanship of a permanent Council com- 
mittee is one of the most responsible positions in the school and calls for real display of 
perseverance and leadership. There is apt to be much work and little glory. Girls are 
selected for these offices because of definite exhibition in the Junior year of the qualities 
necessary to carry on this work. 

To Miss Ellen Makin — Assembly chairman and her committee is due the credit for 
unique and inspiring assembly programs. Not only were student programs presented but 
many speakers and musicians of importance were secured. At the New York Conference 
of Student Government leaders attended by Misses Eberlein and Meehan as delegates no 
record of the yearly program outlined by any other Normal School or Teachers' Training 
College surpassed the achievements of our own committee. 

Miss Helen Naughton, Chairman of Publicity and Publication showed her natural 
talent for reporting in local and city papers. She was ably assisted by her committee 
and only lack of space prevents us from mentioning each one individually. 

The Social Committee headed by Miss Yvonne Benoit planned- the order of social 
events of the school and added a Valentine Party to our list of social events. 

As the old adage goes — "Last but not least" is the Lunch Room Committee. The 
day students have made a laudable contribution to our school in the care of the lunch- 
room. We feel the splendid leadership and tact exercised by Miss Gertruce Lyons as 
chairman is largely responsible. 

These committees have worked faithfully day by day with persistent steadiness of 
purpose toward their goal and without periodical pats on the back. 

This report would not be complete if the clubs chartered by the Council were not 
mentioned. The club life has a socializing influence that cannot be met elsewhere. 
Enthusiasm, interest and real joy has been evident in the club life of our school. A per- 
fectly splendid example of co-operation was given when each club contributed generously 
to a fund for the New York delegates. The Circus put on by the Reading Club, the Dra- 
matic Club play and the Travel Club lecture are worth mentioning twice. 

The Senior Class feels no trepidation in passing on to the Class of '29 the leadership 
of this carefully nurtured child of student self government. We are confident that the 
class of next year will see a giant stride forward not only because of efficient leadership of 
Council members but strong and loyal support from the common soldier of the ranks. 

"Let us move forward." 







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"Singing clearer than the crested bird that claps his wings at dawn." 

ANOTHER year has passed and the Glee Club has upheld the enviable record at- 
tained by former classes. A very successful concert supplanted last year's operetta. 
Miss Perry with her usual untiring efforts was the mainstay of the affair and to her and Mr. 
Edward Ransome, the renowned tenor of Boston whose voice is of unusual charm, is due 
the credit of its success. 

The Glee Club, as the oldest organization in the school has a reputation to maintain — 
a reputation established by many commendable public appearances in the past. We, the 
present Seniors, have endeavored to carry on the good work and our greatest wish for the 
classes to come is that they may appreciate their capable director, Miss Perry, and make 
possible many more successful years for the N. A. N. S. Glee Club. 

The officers of the organization are: 
President .......... Sophie Kronick 

Librarian .......... Bernadette Foley 

Secretarg .......... Elsie Millotte 

Treasurer .......... Minnie Walker 



©rabel Club 



President 
Vice-President 
Secretarg 
Treasurer 



Mary Young '28 

Cecile DeBlois '29 

May O'Donnell '28 

Marie Souza '29 



'TPHE TRAVEL CLUB is a new organization this year. It was formed in the fall 
-■- by girls who were interested in learning something about their own country and 
other countries. The program of the year was varied and of interest to each girl. 

A very profitable illustrated lecture was given on Hawaii for the benefit of the New 
York trip. During the year reports on books of travel, life in other countries and per- 
sonal adventures in traveling were given by the members. Very entertaining talks were 
given by invited guests who had traveled extensively. 

There is no doubt but what this club has had a very successful and beneficial first 
year. 



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President 
J' ice- President 
Secret aril 
Treasurer 



Beatrice Wright 

Jean Drysdale 

Agnes Dorsey 

Elsie Cahoon 



A LTHOUGH we have not had" a motto for the Dramatic Club of the North Adams 
■* *■ Normal School, we might have used the quotation, "Suit the action to the word and 
the word to the action," for this, in a sense, is what we have tried to accomplish. The 
means of doing this have been many and varied. 

Under the leadership of our willing and most helpful sponsor, Miss Baright, and our 
efficient president, Beatrice Wright, we elected a program committee of which Miss 
Dorothy Haskins was chairman. During the eight weeks that Miss Haskins was training. 
Miss Dorothy Schultz was substituted. The programs which these girls arranged were 
entertaining in the extreme. 

At one of the first meetings, well known songs were played on the victrola and the 
parts were acted by the girls. We were surprised to find that so many old clothes could 
be obtained in the dormitory and though the appearance of the girls acting in "The 
Volga Boatmen" would not have impressed a superintendent, the desired results were 
obtained. 

In order that we might contribute our share to the New York Trip, a one act play, 
"Our Aunt from California" was given March fourteenth in the assembly hall. Much 
could be said to commend the spirit and willingness of the cast and all others connected 
with this play which was a great success and our twelve dollars were easily earned. 
After the performance had been given in the assembly hall, the cast was cordially in- 
vited by Mrs. Smith, to go to her home and repeat it for Mr. Smith, who at that time was 
confined to his house because of illness. We were assured that the play met with equal 
success at its second performance. 

On the eighteenth of April the Drury Drama Club of Drury High School presented a 
program for our group. A cast is now working on "Sauce for the Goslings" to return, in 
the near future, the compliment to the Drury Drama Club. 

These are but a few of the many things which we have done in our club. 

If the Dramatic Club continues to show the good fellowship and co-operation in the 
future that it has this year, it will prove to be an interesting and excellent part of the 
Extra-Curricula Activities of N. A. N. S. 



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Seating Club 



President 
Vice-President 

Secretary 
Treasurer 



Marleah Graves 

Bessie Langdon 

Mildred Bergmann 

Winifred Ellis 



[~^HK Reading Club which was organized in 1926 has accomplished much in a short 
-*- period of time. This year it had a membership of twenty-six, twenty-five students, 
and Miss Donelson, our librarian, being an honorary member. Mr. Carpenter was unan- 
imously appointed the club advisor. 

Its social events have been both novel and delightful. One very enjoyable meeting 
was held at the home of Mr. Carpenter. Some members of the Club have had the op- 
portunity to conduct meetings, the plans of each varying greatly. One member was suc- 
cessful enough to get as a speaker, Mrs. Elridge, who gave several valuable suggestions. 
Later in the year, Mrs. Furst, the Adams librarian, spoke quite informally to the Club, 
rousing the interest of all from the very beginning . Discussions of books read have been 
given at each meeting. Original poetry and plays have been written. 

Miss Donelson and Mr. Carpenter both spoke various times throughout the year 
and it was their help and fine attitude toward the club that made the year such a 
success. Much may also be said of the fine work Miss Graves, the president, has done. 



Women's athletic Club 



President 
Vice-President 
Secretary 
Treasn rers 



Marvis H. Stetson 

Marjory Powers 

Anna Donnis 

May Peebles, Eulalia Fraga 



OEPTEMBER 1927, saw the Women's Athletic Association, not yet a year old, start 
^ its work with new officers. 

Many Saturday hikes were held by the Outdoor committee. Do you remember the 
jolly and carefree day that was spent at Mausert's Pond? Hot dogs and cocoa! Rowing 
too!! 

Some changes were made in the Constitution of the W. A. A. and in the Point System. 

In November the Association sent a delegate to a W. A. A. Convention held in Bridge- 
water. Each school told of its organization and many suggestions were obtained. 

Later in the year a project was launched. A committee was chosen, whose work 
consisted of organizing material which would be of use to the girls in the teaching field. 
The aim of this project is to aid and advise any graduate in difficulties which may arise 
in the field of hygiene and physical education. 

Under the auspices of the W. A. A. the pageant for Child Health Day was developed. 
The pageant "The Wealth of the Four Seasons" was given by the children in the Mark 
Hopkins Training School in June. Miss Gertrude Lyons was crowned May Queen. 
The Normal School girls took only a minor part in the production. 



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" United we stand; separated, we fall." 



President ......... Vivian Hebert '28 

Secretary and Treasurer ........ Mildred Davis '28 

Librarian .......... Ruth Barnes '29 

TT was quite difficult to continue the exceptional work begun by the orchestra last year, 
■*■ owing to the lack of musical ability in our school. Nevertheless, we managed to up- 
hold our name with seven pieces, — four violins, two clarinets, and the piano. 

Did anyone suspect who was the celloist whom we occasionally had within our walls. 
Be prepared for a big surprise. It was none other than Miss Perry, our never-tiring, ever- 
cheerful director, to whom we owe a great deal both in our social and business relations. 
Shall we ever forget the parties as well as the rehearsals? "No, never!" comes from all 
seven throats. 

On several occasions, the orchestra has played for the student-body and Mark 
Hopkins pupils. To the great joy of both, the orchestrs at the training school and the 
Normal orchestra have often rehearsed in conjunction, affording us as much pleasure as 
the children, I'm sure. 

With such faithful work, we have no doubt but that the Orchestra will remain and 
become famous in the future. 



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A T last! At last! The Seniors have won the inter-elass basketball games from the 
■*■ *- Juniors!! The first time in years that a Senior class has accomplished such a stu- 
pendous, over-whemling feat! 

A brief sketch will perhaps give an idea of the event and its importance in the minds 
of the student body. 

As the day of the games approached, excitement ran high. As a precedent seemed to 
have been established that the Juniors would carry away the Laurels, the seniors were all 
the more determined to fight for victory. What a day! As the final whistle blew for 
the first game, the score favored — the Seniors! The other two games were merely rep- 
petitions of the first. Altho' the Juniors played great games, the Seniors were just a bit 
better. However, we hope that next year these Juniors, as Seniors, will carry on the 
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/^\NE might have proved conclusively to oneself the truth of this statement by visiting 
^-^ our halls of learning on or before April 18th. The phenomenal success of our rather 
ambitious undertaking was due, to a great extent, to Miss Baright's indefatigable efforts. 
With the dramatic ability of our most talented members, and a well-chosen play, Sher- 
idan's "The Rivals". Miss Baright coached the production which raised the commend- 
able standard of our school a degree higher. 

The cooperation of the whole school and the loyal support of the numerous friends 
of the institution contributed in no small way to our achievement. To the Juniors we 
offer sincere thanks and a wish that they may uphold the dramatic reputation built by 
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Business Managers 

Christine Alderman 
Evelyn Holt 

Circulation Editor 
Dorothy Bates 

Evelyn Myers 
Loretta Donsbough 



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Editor-in-Ch ief 
Helen French 



Mr. Smith 



Associate Editors 



Faculty Advisors 



Write-up Editors 

Louise Hanson 
Ruth Loomis 

Joke Editor 
Mary Hannaford 

Marvis Stetson 
Eulalia Fraga 



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Mr. Smith became uninterested in concrete illustrations? 

Miss Jenkins couldn't find some of the teaching graduates? 

Miss Perry forgot the "Pedagogical Outline?" 

Miss Donelson forgot the "Two Table?" 

Mr. Carpenter could procure no supply of blank registers? 

Miss Pearson felt no responsibility for the financial condition of the State? 

Mr. Cummings objected to noise? 

Miss Porter were impatient? 

Miss Owens were self-conscious? 

Mr. Eldridge placed no value on Geography material? 

Miss Ferguson should give up her position? 

Mr. Venable were afraid to confess his ignorance? 

Miss Sholes would allow any noise? 

Miss Allen refused to help? 

Miss Baright forget how to "transit?" 



Mil Davis: "Why is the man feeding the elephant moth balls?" 
Marvis Stetson : "To keep the moths out of his trunk." 



WHAT N. A. N. S. NEEDS MOST 
The Present Seniors 
Students 
Vacations 
More Dances 
Rest Rooms 
A Sorority 



WHAT N. A. N. S. NEEDS LEAST 
Everybody else 
Teachers 
Rules 
Notebooks 
Classrooms 
New Matron 



Miss Porter: "How much can you carry while swimming?" 

Helen French : "Two hundred pounds." 

Miss Porter: "Suppose a woman weighing four hundred pounds was drowning, how 

would you save her?" 
Helen French: "I'd make two trips." 



WHY DID YOU COME HERE: 

Was sent 

To go home nights 

Didn't know any better 

Because I passed the exams 

Family 

To learn to teach 



WHY DO YOU STAY? 
Was kept 
To go out nights 
Haven't learned yet 
I didn't flunk out 
Family again 
To teach 



Babs Dilk: "If all the races intermarried, it would bring 'World Peace.' ' 
Mr. Eldridge: "It might bring 'World War'." 



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THINGS YOU DO TELL 
How many letters you gol 
How little you study 

How long after ten o'clock you stayed out 
How late the car made you 
How good looking your man at the dance was 



THINGS WE DON'T TELL 

Whom they were from 
How little you know 
What Mrs. Yan said 
Which car we took 
Who got him for you 



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THAT— 

Minnie Walker is always late? 

Dodo Bates always agrees? 

Mary Moriarty is always in a hurry? 

Gert Lyons has a permanent? 

Eleanor Walker's light is out at ten-fifteen? 

Louise Hanson was a crabby House President? 

Evelyn Slade continually creates disturbances? 

Helena Milliman pays fines daily for overspeeding? 

Margaret Mullen takes life too seriously? 

Ellen Makin never has anything to do? 

Bernadette Foley never talks about Fall River? 

Stella Norris is overweight? 

Ruth Williams and May Peebles are never together? 

Margaret Wilcock and May O'Donnell are very untidy? 

Adeline Briggs loves to dance? 

Chris Alderman is never heard laughing? 

Beatrice Wright never has her lessons prepared? 



Mil Bergman: "They tell me rubber tires." 

Marge Power: "Oh course, that's why it stretches." 



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Drug Store 




Speaking of Service 

A NALYZE that word "Service." 
* *• It includes everthing you have 
a right to expect from any store; 
service in merchandise, upholding 
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any item; fair prices and the best 
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personal attention to every order 
and request so that each individual 
customer is served as if he or she 
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